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21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists



Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders. Excludes “Social Workers" (21-1021 through 21-1029) and "Psychologists" of all types (19-3031 through 19-3039).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 7013$29.86/hr$21.20/hr$24.31/hr$27.59/hr$30.83/hr$44.66/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services1,370$27.56/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$24.15/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$21.46/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$40.11/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$23.70/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$31.10/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 50$27.54/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$21.28/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 60$25.56/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 70$23.36/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$27.59/hr17.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$23.36/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$24.13/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 110$24.95/hr16.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,010$29.30/hr20.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,070$29.85/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,380$27.59/hr19.9%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,490$29.00/hr15.4%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 2,850$41.03/hr11.9%
Healthcare Social Workers 4,390$28.31/hr12.4%
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,490$18.74/hr-5.2%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,430$26.84/hr9.6%
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 4,610$27.41/hr6.7%
Speech-Language Pathologists 3,240$36.57/hr10.9%
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 30$42.38/hrN/A
Social and Human Service Assistants 12,970$17.60/hr8.2%


  • Ask questions that will help clients identify their feelings and behaviors.
  • Maintain case files that include activities, progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations.
  • Counsel clients on concerns, such as unsatisfactory relationships, divorce and separation, child rearing, home management, or financial difficulties.
  • Maintain case files that include activities, progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations.
  • Collect information about clients, using techniques such as testing, interviewing, discussion, or observation.
  • Encourage individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for confronting their problems in a constructive manner.
  • Encourage individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for confronting their problems in a constructive manner.
  • Confer with other counselors, doctors, and professionals to analyze individual cases and to coordinate counseling services.
  • Provide instructions to clients on how to obtain help with legal, financial, and other personal issues.
  • Gather information from doctors, schools, social workers, juvenile counselors, law enforcement personnel, and others to make recommendations to courts for resolution of child custody or visitation disputes.