I also choose Mental Health Counselor. A masters degree is usually required for this job depending on the state. Some states only require a bachelors degree. Some employees provide training but most are trained through school when they are getting their degree. One qualification counselors have to have is the ability to handle stress. This could be a very stressful job. Another qualification is the ability to follow the code of ethics. Mental Health Counselors work in all types of environments. Places like healthcare, correctional institutes, and some are even self-employed. Counselors are needed to help patients in all types of environments.