Technology, rural shortages and changing definitions of mental health will all affect the profession, but opportunities for careers will remain.
Rising rates of mental ill-health in recent years have been matched by an overall increased awareness and understanding of such issues. At the same time, there has been much commentary of late regarding the range of careers set to be affected – and in a number of cases wiped out – by the ongoing technology revolution. However, unlike in many sectors, such as manufacturing, the prospects appear bright for those seeking to pursue careers in psychology and mental health.
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