Outlook for Mental Health Practitioners Excellent

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ March 2012 report, the anticipated employment growth for psychologists and other mental health practitioners is “faster than the average for all occupations.”

This bodes well for current and prospective students interested in pursuing an advanced degree in psychology. Below is a breakdown of the occupations in the mental health profession with the estimated percentage of growth between 2010 – 2020.

Projected Percent Increase in Employment

  • Marriage & Family Therapists 41%
  • Mental Health Counselors 36%
  • Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists 22%
  • Average, All Occupations 14%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics/ Occupational Outlook for Psychologists and Mental Health Practitioners and Marriage & Family Therapists, March 2012.

For more information about pursuing a graduate degree in the rapidly growing field of psychology, please the Admissions Director at 703.416.1441 or