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.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 65,300 people employed as marriage and family therapists in the United States. The median annual salary is $49,880. Entry level employees earn approximately $37,050 per year and senior employees earn approximately $96,520 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.