"Treatment Plans," "Group Therapy," and "Mental Health" aren't the only skills we found Family Therapists list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of Family Therapist responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a Family Therapist. We found that 47.0% of Family Therapists have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 46.8% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most Family Therapists have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every ten Family Therapists were not college graduates.
The Family Therapists who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied Psychology and Social Work, while a small population of Family Therapists studied School Counseling and Counseling Psychology.
Once you're ready to become a Family Therapist, you should explore the companies that typically hire Family Therapists. According to Family Therapist resumes that we searched through, Family Therapists are hired the most by Southwest Key Programs, Cook Children's Medical Center, and National Mentor Holdings. Currently, Southwest Key Programs has 17 Family Therapist job openings, while there are 14 at Cook Children's Medical Center and 13 at National Mentor Holdings.
Since salary is important to some Family Therapists, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Eating Recovery Center, San Ysidro Health Center, and Sutter Health. If you were to take a closer look at Eating Recovery Center, you'd find that the average Family Therapist salary is $52,497. Then at San Ysidro Health Center, Family Therapists receive an average salary of $52,100, while the salary at Sutter Health is $51,308.
We also looked into companies who hire Family Therapists from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Private Practice, Apple, and Youth Villages.
In general, Family Therapists fulfill roles in the Non Profits and Health Care industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the Family Therapist annual salary is the highest in the Non Profits industry with $49,115 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the Government and Health Care industries pay $46,678 and $44,740 respectively. This means that Family Therapists who are employed in the Non Profits industry make 10.6% more than Family Therapists who work in the Education Industry.