68X:Mental Health Specialist (68X)

These specialists mainly treat and manage patients with mental health problems. They counsel clients and patients, assist and treat with different techniques/medication, and record data.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

These specialist assist with psychiatric, drug and alcohol patients. They provide counseling to any clients or patients who have personal, behavioral or psychological programs. Soldiers in this MOS may work in different areas depending on specialty and assignment. In-patient psychiatric ward, drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, correctional facility, combat-stress unit, social service, research facility and community behavioral health activity are all area examples that specialist may work in. These specialist will not only assist soldiers, they will assist family members as well. Their specialty is needed during peace time or mobilization. They must be knowledgeable in the areas of Psychopathology, Human Growth and Development, Psychiatric Behavioral Interventions, Interviewing Skills, Combat Operational Stress Control, Psychological Testing and Counseling.)

Military Duties Translated:

This position can prepare soldiers for work as a Caseworker, Psychiatric Technician, Social Service Assistant, Substance Abuse Worker or Behavioral Disorder Counselor. Through the Army’s COOL program soldiers can earn credentials such as Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, that adds Army promotion points and opens the door to rehabilitation center work as a civilian.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience: