US News and World Report named marriage and family therapy as one of the top 50 careers in 2010. The following information is from the Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Department of Labor)

Job Outlook

Marriage and family therapists will experience growth of 30 percent, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This is due in part to an increased recognition of the field. It is more common for people to seek help for their marital and family problems than it was in the past.


Graduates find work in a variety of settings, to name a few:

  • Private and Public Mental Health Agencies
  • Behavioral Health Units
  • Chemical Dependency Facilities
  • HMO's
  • Adolescent Day Treatment
  • Hospice Programs
  • Hospitals
  • Home-Based Family Therapy
  • Community Social Service Agencies
  • Alternative Schools
  • Faith Communities and Churches
  • Employee Assistance Programs