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PhD Careers in Counseling, Wellness and Communities

Helping the human condition has always been a growing field. In the US, projected job growth for “social workers” is 16.1% over ten years – more than double the 7.4% national average. Of course, the definition of social work is much broader than the occupational title suggests, and includes a widening range of counseling, data analysis, psychoanalysis, and community impact — all in need of PhD skills.

Our sampling of jobs this week includes working on mental health issues with veterans or trauma recovery in specific communities, measuring the social impact and sustainability of Medicaid, using data analysis to improve social impact initiatives, and a range of psychological, health and wellness counseling on college campuses and in cities across the country.


Clinical Coordinator, Partnerships for Trauma Recovery

Social Worker, Homelessness, Veterans Administration (Various)

Director of Counseling, Occidental College

Clinical Psychologist, Central Intelligence Agency

Data Analytics Specialist, Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley


Policy and Research Fellow, Institute for Medicaid Innovation

Behavioral Health Specialist, U of Chicago

Neuropsychologist – Concussion Program, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Clinical Psychologist, Autism Center, Child Mind Institute

Senior Research Scientist, New Jewish Home

For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.