Fox Business News lists Marriage and Family Therapy as one of the top 8 best careers. Between now and 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates growth around 41% for marriage and family therapists.
In the past decade or so insurance companies have become more willing to reimburse for counseling services. Therapy services have also become more empirically supported in the treatment of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more.
Working as a Marriage and Family Therapist requires you to obtain a masters degree and to become licensed by the state you practice in. The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the median annual salary at $49,270.
Working as a Marriage and Family Therapist can be very rewarding work and there are several different ways to work in this role. Some options include: private practice, community based mental health, managed care and more.
If you are interested in considering a career as a therapist or counselor, reach out to professionals doing that work in your area to learn more about the opportunities available in this growing field.