Marriage and Family Therapists

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Occupation Description

Marriage and family therapists identify and treat psychological and emotional conditions, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the framework of marriage and household systems. They apply psychotherapeutic and family systems philosophies and methods in the conveyance of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of handling diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

34270

Job Openings By 2020

22600

Growth Rate

41.2%

Required Education

Master's degree
Specific Programs:
Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling
Masters in Psychology

Required Work Experience

None

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