Marriage and Family Therapists (21-1013)

Occupation description:  Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders. Excludes Social Workers (21-1021 through 21-1029) and Psychologists of all types (19-3031 through 19-3039).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 33,70038,700 14.8500 7101,210

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.7314.6818.03 23.3731.1439.40
Alaska 29.4022.7025.86 28.5631.9339.82

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
20 0.0100.0 100.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation2
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 8
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.0

Alaska Licensing Information


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

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Internship/Residency

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Human Services AA

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Human Factors BS

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Allied Health – Human Services Emphasis AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Clinical Social Work Practice Lic
Social Work Bac
Social Work Mas
Social Work Management Lic

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Social Work Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Social Work Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Social Work Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Social Work Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Social Work Bac

 Degree
Wayland Baptist University   (Anchorage)
Counseling (MA) MA