Mental heath graduates can work in a variety of settings: hospitals, group homes, psychiatric institutions, long-term care facilities, and residential care settings. Mental health graduates can also work in medical schools teaching psychiatry and performing research. They can also find employment in the pharmaceuticals industry, where they evaluate the effectiveness of new drugs on mental health disorders. They can also be employed by private organizations to counsel those with high-stress jobs, such as in the aviation industry, financial industry, politics, and law.
Graduates can work as counselors in mental health and addictions, in assessment and referral centers, addiction treatment centers, community living homes, correctional facilities, trauma and sexual assault centers, and women's shelters.
With an additional nursing degree, graduates can also work in mental health nursing. A background in mental health studies can also be used for a career in law, occupational therapy, medicine, or business.