Career Outlook for Marriage and Family Therapists

Also known as:  Child and Family Counselor, Couples Therapist, Family Counselor, Family Therapist, Marriage Counselor, Marriage Therapist, Relationship Counselor
The overall job outlook for Marriage or Family Therapist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 59.63 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 9.94 percent per year. Demand for Marriage and Family Therapists is expected to go down, with an expected -1,760 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 0.67 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Marriage and Family Therapists in the following states
New Jersey 5,700
Florida 1,910
Maryland 1,280
Wisconsin 1,220
Virginia 1,120
Pennsylvania 950
New York 910
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Marriage and Family Therapists
Hawaii 50
Vermont 60
South Carolina 60
Alaska 70
North Dakota 80
Louisiana 100
Kansas 110