Meet the Demand for Well-Trained Mental Health Counselors
700 Hands-On Hours
Demand for licensed mental health counselors is on the rise. Now more than ever, we need mental health workers to support the millions of children, youth, and adults in need of assistance achieving wellness. Butler University’s online master’s in Mental Health Counseling program ensures you graduate to meet that demand.
Based on the state you live in, the state requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor (or equivalent) may vary. You can find more information on our state restrictions page.
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Mental Health Jobs that Make a Difference
Licensed Professional Counselor $50,276 per year1
Trauma Therapist $85,764 per year2
Clinical Mental Health Counselor $63,450 per year3
Marriage and Family Therapist $49,880 per year4
Join a Growing, Impactful Field with a Master of Science Degree
The demand for well-educated, licensed mental health professionals will grow significantly in the coming years. With a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, you will be on your way to licensure and ready to fill new jobs.
- The need for mental health and substance abuse counselors is expected to grow 23 percent between 2020 and 2030.1
- This growth will result in 75,100 new mental health counseling positions.1
- Where do mental health counselors work? Our graduates work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, in-patient facilities, and private practice.
Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired
What You’ll Learn
When you complete Butler’s online MS in Mental Health Counseling degree, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate effective skills in clinical mental health counseling and addictions counseling with clients of varying ages and backgrounds
- Assess, diagnose, and treat mental health disorders in an evidence-based manner
- Collect, analyze, and use data and research to inform practice and respond to community needs
- Practice in a culturally responsive manner and continually reassess the impact of your own biases
- Apply the ethical and legal requirements of the profession
Skills You’ll Gain
- Counseling techniques
- Trauma and crisis prevention
- Payscale.com. Average Licensed Professional Counselor Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Licensed_Professional_Counselor/Salary.
- Glassdoor.com. Salary: Trauma Therapist. Retrieved from https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/trauma-therapist-salary.
- Glassdoor.com. Salary: Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Retrieved from https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/clinical-mental-health-counselor-salary.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Marriage and Family Therapists. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211013.htm.