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Mental Health Counselors

in Massachusetts

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).

Occupation Projection for Mental Health Counselors

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Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
211014  Mental Health Counselors 7,371 8,484 1,113 15.10 % 292 518 111 921 Master's degree 

Mental Health Counselors Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    6,000  81 % 6,790  80 % 790  13 % $46,519
Ambulatory Health Care Services    2,540  34 % 2,830  33 % 290  11 % $51,092
Hospitals    1,180  16 % 1,310  15 % 130  11 % $44,477
Social Assistance    1,160  16 % 1,320  16 % 160  14 % $44,542
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    1,120  15 % 1,330  16 % 210  19 % $40,258
Educational Services    400  5 % 460  5 % 60  15 % $47,581
Educational Services    400  5 % 460  5 % 60  15 % $47,581
Management of Companies and Enterprises    180  2 % 190  2 % 10  7 % $43,943
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    130  2 % 140  2 % 10  5 % $50,084
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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