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 17022$33.68/hr$21.94/hr$26.88/hr$33.14/hr$39.26/hr$47.27/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services3,040$41.67/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration180$38.25/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$40.70/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$53.90/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$33.55/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 70$34.45/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$38.43/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 110$31.06/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 120$32.92/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$31.51/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 140$39.89/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 150$32.69/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 170$33.14/hr7.0%
Northeast Minnesota 190$40.31/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 190$39.30/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 200$38.02/hr5.2%
Central Minnesota 270$33.61/hr15.2%
Southeast Minnesota 320$39.16/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,030$43.80/hr13.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,230$43.49/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,220$41.40/hr11.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Marriage and Family Therapists 1,040$25.54/hr19.9%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,830$25.38/hr15.4%
Medical and Public Health Social Workers 3,850$28.48/hr12.4%
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 4,790$27.06/hr6.7%
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 710$78,024.24/yr8.1%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,150$26.60/hr9.6%
Psychiatrists 560>$100/hr15.8%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,120$69,266.36/yr3.7%
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 500$68,657.95/yr5.1%
Genetic Counselors N/A$37.67/hr16.9%

  • 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.