Mental health therapists are often self-employed and get to set their own schedules. The amount of hours worked is determined by how much money that person wants/needs to make. Other therapists work in hospital or institutional settings and have 35-40 hour/wk jobs. The marine biologist/underwater photographer work is a different topic. Marine biologists do original research, whereas photographers are focused on documenting what is there.
Serah recommends the following next steps:
- Visit the public aquarium in your region and ask the staff to tell you about the marine biologists and photographers that work with them.
- Ask your friends and family to introduce you to a mental health therapist and interview them for a half-hour about their day. Make sure you find out how they refresh themselves after their shifts.