Mental Health Counselors (21-1014)
Occupation description: Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging. Excludes Social Workers (21-1021 through 21-1029), Psychiatrists (29-1066), and Psychologists (19-3031 through 19-3039).
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Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.
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Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||106
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||21
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||28
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Master's degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Internship/Residency