Careers in Mental & Behavioral Health
- Addiction Treatment Specialist
- Community Health Worker
- Community Mental Health Educator
- Hospice & Palliative Care Social Worker
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Marriage and Family Therapist* (Coachella Valley Labor Market Data)
- Mental Health Therapist
- Social Service Program Manager/Director
- Social Worker/Clinical Social Worker
- Community Mental Health Centers
- Correctional Facilities
- Hospitals & Health Systems
- Public Social Service Agencies
- Senior Centers & Living Facilities
- Schools, Colleges & Universities
- Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
- Veterans Services
Undergraduate & Graduate Programs
Social workers help people identify and deal with problems in their day-to-day lives. For individuals with mental illness or substance use disorders, social workers provide counseling and other support services.
Did You Know? Coachella Valley students can now earn their Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work (BASW) and a Master's in Social Work (MSW) at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus
Marriage and Family Therapists are behavioral health providers who diagnose and treat behavioral health conditions within the context of marriage and family relationships.
There are many types of counselors, that work in a variety of settings. Examples of this are mental health counselors which work with individuals ans groups to deal with mental and emotional health issues. School counselors work with students through individual and group counseling sessions to help students address academic, emotional, or social problems
Practicing psychologists assess, diagnose, and treat mental disorders and learning disabilities, as well as cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems. These providers help people deal with a range of problems, from short-term personal issues to severe, chronic conditions
Nurses promote health, prevent disease and help patients cope with illness. They develop and manage care plans and instruct patients and their families in proper care. They help the community by teaching how to take steps to improve or maintain their health
Financial Aid & Scholarships
OneFuture Coachella Valley awards scholarships in partnership with local nonprofit organizations and provides students with financial aid and student support counseling to help them navigate the college going process. With our College and Career Navigator (C2Nav) online system, students complete a profile, submit their scholarship application, and connect to resources to help them succeed.
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training. In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).