Marriage and family therapists are becoming more important to the lives of American families every year. The problems facing families can be anything from abuse, mental illness, divorce or infidelity.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that, between 2016 and 2026, the number of marriage and family therapist careers will grow by 20 percent — substantially higher than the average growth predicted for all occupations in total, which is 7 percent. Working as a marriage and family therapist in Wisconsin gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the industry's national growth. In addition, the BLS reports that the average 2016 salary of a marriage and family therapist in Wisconsin was about $5,000 higher than that of the average worker in the state.
In order to earn a license to practice marriage and family therapy, you must first earn a master’s degree. The Wisconsin schools below offer programs where you can get your degree and begin your career. Contact them for more information about their programs and how they can be of service to you!
- Marriage and Family Therapists, Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2017, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/marriage-and-family-therapists.htm
- 21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016, https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211013.htm