Work in a field that changes people’s lives.
Working in the behavioral health field provides opportunities to give others life-changing support.
What is a Traditional Health Worker? Hover over the image below to learn more.
Traditional Health Worker (THW) is an umbrella term for frontline public health workers who work in a community or clinic under the direction of a licensed health provider. There are five specialty types of THWs:
- Birth Doulas. Assist women and their families with prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum care.
- Community Health Workers (CHW). Assist individuals and their communities to achieve positive health outcomes.
- Personal Health Navigators (PHN). Provides information, assistance, tools, and support to enable a patient to make the best health care decisions.
- Peer Support Specialists (PSS). Focus on recovery from addiction/mental health conditions.
- Peer Wellness Specialists (PWS). Focus on recovery from addiction/mental health and physical conditions.
Within the Peer Support Specialists and Peer Wellness Specialists category, there are two additional sub-categories: Family Support Specialist and Youth Support Specialist.
Scroll down to learn more about these and other occupations, you can also visit the OHCC Certification Courses website.
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Explore Behavioral Health Occupations
The following Occupation categories and Wage Ranges are generally dependent on education degree, training, and experience.
Higher levels of education and experience will increase competitiveness in attaining both jobs and higher wages.
What Behavioral Health Careers Offer
Opportunities to learn with promotions in behavioral health careers occur often. Demand is high and continues to grow.
Jobs at All Levels
Behavioral health professionals serve a variety of individuals including public and private practices. Work in the community is greatly needed for government, social service organizations, and schools serving children, adults, and families.
On a day-to-day basis, the work of behavioral health professionals impacts people’s lives in truly significant ways.
Behavioral Health offers a broad range of working environments including schools, clinics, hospitals, elder care facilities, and the homes of those in need.
Why A Behavioral Health Career?