Career Outlook for Mental Health Counselors

Also known as:  Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Mental Health Counselor
The overall job outlook for Mental Health Counselor careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 23.52 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.92 percent per year. Demand for Mental Health Counselors is expected to go up, with an expected 30,100 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.41 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Mental Health Counselors in the following states
Pennsylvania 15,740
California 8,450
New York 6,480
Illinois 5,850
Virginia 5,640
Massachusetts 5,140
Florida 4,790
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Mental Health Counselors
North Dakota 60
Puerto Rico 90
Hawaii 150
Wyoming 180
Delaware 180
South Dakota 240
Vermont 280