Occupational Employment Statistics


19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 14032$36.77/hr$23.19/hr$29.21/hr$36.82/hr$44.29/hr$49.79/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services2,750$40.85/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration90$45.95/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southeast Minnesota N/A$39.40/hr11.1%
Rochester MN MSA N/A$42.02/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$38.31/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 70$35.23/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 80N/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State 80N/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State 100$38.65/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 120$32.08/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 130$41.69/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 140$36.82/hr7.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 140$42.78/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 150$41.48/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 150$41.83/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 190$37.64/hr5.2%
Central Minnesota 230$33.03/hr15.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,860$42.79/hr13.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,980$42.56/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,850$41.03/hr11.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Marriage and Family Therapists 1,380$27.59/hr19.9%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,490$29.00/hr15.4%
Healthcare Social Workers 4,390$28.31/hr12.4%
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 4,610$27.41/hr6.7%
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 700$78,060.03/yr8.1%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,430$26.84/hr9.6%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,020$71,634.17/yr3.7%
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 490$70,704.64/yrN/A
Genetic Counselors N/A$38.37/hrN/A
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,490$18.74/hr-5.2%

  • Select, administer, and score psychological tests.
  • Interpret test results and prepare psychological reports for teachers, administrators, and parents.
  • Compile and interpret students' test results, along with information from teachers and parents, to diagnose conditions and to help assess eligibility for special services.
  • Counsel individuals, groups, or families to help them understand problems, deal with crisis situations, define goals, and develop realistic action plans.
  • Consult reference material, such as textbooks, manuals, or journals, to identify symptoms, make diagnoses, or develop approaches to treatment.
  • Assess an individual child's needs, limitations, and potential, using observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and school personnel.
  • Document patient information including session notes, progress notes, recommendations, and treatment plans.
  • Consult with or provide consultation to other doctors, therapists, or clinicians regarding patient care.
  • Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, or reference materials.
  • Collect information about individuals or clients, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other assessment methods.