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21-1014.00 - Mental Health Counselors

Counsel and advise individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health, with an emphasis on prevention. May help individuals deal with a broad range of mental health issues, such as those associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; or aging.

Sample of reported job titles: Behavior Analyst, Behavior Support Specialist (BSS), Case Manager, Clinician, Correctional Counselor, Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Mental Health Specialist, Mental Health Therapist, Therapist

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Education  |  Wages & Employment

Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
62   Master's degree
34   Bachelor's degree
1   Associate's degree

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors.
Employment data for Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors.
Industry data for Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors.

Median wages (2019) $22.23 hourly, $46,240 annual
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2019) 319,400 employees
Projected growth (2019-2029) Much faster than average (8% or higher) Much faster than average (8% or higher)
Projected job openings (2019-2029) 39,400
State trends
 
Top industries (2019)
Health Care and Social Assistance (74% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 wage data external site and 2019-2029 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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