Missouri's projected job growth rate of 11.39% for educational, vocational and school counselors for the years 2006 to 2016 exceeds the 5.8% growth rate for all occupations, according to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC). Additionally, counseling specialties as a whole are projected to grow by 26.04%, according to MERIC.
Economists credit high growth rates for counseling positions to an increased awareness of the impact of emotional and behavioral disorders on work life and personal relationships. Additionally, the correlation between untreated emotional disorders and poor physical health is now widely acknowledged. Counselors in Missouri work in a variety of settings and industries, including schools, family and community assistance centers, doctor's offices, and elderly care centers. Many are self-employed, or work with a team of other healthcare professionals in a private setting.
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