|Quick Facts: Marriage and Family Therapists
$56,570 per year
$27.20 per hour
|15% (Much faster than average)
Marriage and family therapists diagnose and treat cognitive, behavioral, or similar disorders in the context of couples and other relationships.
Marriage and family therapists work in a variety of settings, such as offices and mental health centers. Most work full time, but part-time work is common. Some therapists work evenings and weekends.
Marriage and family therapists typically need a master’s degree to enter the occupation. Every state requires therapists to be licensed.
The median annual wage for marriage and family therapists was $56,570 in May 2022.
Employment of marriage and family therapists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 5,900 openings for marriage and family therapists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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