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Marriage and Family Therapists In Demand

General Information

Description

Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Self-employed42.68%
  2. Private, for profit28.08%
  3. Private, not for profit20.86%
  4. State and local government5.64%
  5. Federal government2.74%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Human Services

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+15%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$56,570

State-by-state Salary

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$78,730
$28,830
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 78%
  • First professional degree 9%
  • Doctoral degree 4%
  • Associate's degree 2%
  • Post-master's certificate 2%
  • Post-doctoral training 1%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Artistic — You have an interest in creating visual artwork, performances, written works, food or music.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Administrative

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