An infant mental health specialist is a psychologist who chooses to work with very young children (5 years or less). They help babies develop physically and mentally; this work may take the form of a therapist between child and caregiver. With a focus in social work, a specialist in infant mental health may serve as a consultant in a child care, group home or school setting. For those who pursue a doctorate degree, becoming a clinician specializing in autism could be an option.
General Salary Range: $33 – $72K*
* MN salary information sourced from CareerInfoNet.org