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Marriage and Family Therapists

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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.


  • People interested in counseling should have a strong desire to help others and should be able to inspire respect, trust, and confidence.
  • Education and training requirements vary by State and specialty, but a master's degree is required to become a licensed counselor.
  • Projected job growth varies by specialty, but job opportunities should be favorable as job openings are expected to exceed the number of graduates from counseling programs.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $46,240/yr ($23.12/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Masters