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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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
211014  Mental Health Counselors 9,127 10,464 1,337 14.65 % 325 134 191 Master's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    2,140  23 % 2,440  23 % 300  14 % $37,340
Social Assistance    2,120  23 % 2,400  23 % 280  13 % $44,570
Ambulatory Health Care Services    1,980  22 % 2,440  23 % 460  23 % $49,110
Hospitals    900  10 % 1,080  10 % 180  20 % $44,770
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    730  8 % 730  7 % 0  -1 % $50,110
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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