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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 133145 9.03 59
United States 147,500168,500 14.34,000 6,00012,100

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 39.1020.4127.19 36.1047.2459.58
Alaska 46.3222.7429.97 39.7754.2489.65
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 42.2618.9028.01 40.7349.8164.67

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
16133 20.545.1 33.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation26
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation17
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 90
Number of job position postings 26
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.5

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

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

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Counseling Psychology MS
Psychology BA
Psychology BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Clinical-Community Psychology PHD
Counseling GLI
Counseling MED
Psychology BA
Psychology BS