Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (19-3031)

Occupation description:  Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 124134 8.11 34
United States 155,300185,900 19.63,050 3,3306,380

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 37.8320.1126.47 35.2346.1157.85
Alaska 41.1222.0528.78 37.2347.9863.94
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 39.9518.6027.32 39.1848.4560.56
Balance of State 48.6427.5331.54 36.3380.1692.74

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
15120 13.243.8 32.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation23
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation15
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 84
Number of job position postings 63
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.3

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Internship/Residency

Training Resources

Alaska Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Counseling Psychology BA
Counseling Psychology MS
Counseling Psychology Psy.D.

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Clinical Psychology Mas
Clinical-Community Psychology PhD
Psychology Bac
Psychology Bac

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Clinical-Community Psychology PhD
Psychology Bac
Psychology Bac