Oregon Labor Market Information System
WIRED Occupation Report Center
WIRED Occupation Report
for Marriage and Family Therapists (21-1013) in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
Occupational Description 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).
Employment Projections for Marriage and Family Therapists in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region

214 277 63 29.4% 6 5 11

Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Wages (All Industries, 2010) for Marriage and Family Therapists in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
$13.39 $15.10 $17.91 $23.77 $42.05 $21.87 $45,504
Data Sources and Limitations
State of Oregon License Information for Marriage and Family Therapists
Professional Counselor
Marriage and Family Therapist
Registered Intern

Current Job Openings for Marriage and Family Therapists in the Oregon Portion of the WIRED Region There are no openings for this occupation in the WIRED region.

Major Industries of Employment for Marriage and Family Therapists in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
Industry NAICS Ownership 2008
Professional and Technical Services 54 Private 25
Professional and Technical Services 541 Private 25
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 5416 Private 25
Health Care and Social Assistance 62 Private 177
Ambulatory Health Care Services 621 Private 115
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 6213 Private 97
Outpatient Care Centers 6214 Private 18
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 623 Private 25
Residential Mental Health Facilities 6232 Private 25
Social Assistance 624 Private 33
Individual and Family Services 6241 Private 33

Educational Requirements for Marriage and Family Therapists The typical entry level education for this occupation is a Master's degree. In addition, an internship/residency is typically needed to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Access Social Service Resource Providers
  • Apply Active Listening Techniques
  • Apply Childhood Development Theories
  • Apply Confidentiality Procedures
  • Apply Counseling Techniques
  • Apply Cultural And Religious Awareness
  • Apply Current Social Research
  • Apply Grief Counseling Techniques
  • Apply Group Psychology Principles
  • Apply Intervention Techniques
  • Apply Mediation Techniques
  • Apply Psychological Assessment Tools
  • Apply Psychology Theory
  • Chart Clients' Personal Data
  • Collect Client Data
  • Communicate With Children And Adults
  • Compile Data Related To Social Work Or Entitlement Programs
  • Empathize With Other While Providing Counseling Or Related Services
  • Manage Detailed Case Records In A Social Work Setting
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Provide Emotional Support To Social Services Clients
  • Recognize Childhood Diseases
  • Recognize Home Safety Hazards As Part Of Health Care Services
  • Recognize Physical And Emotional Abuse
  • Refer Clients And Patients To Community Services
  • Relate To Clients' Socioeconomic Conditions
  • Resolve Conflicts
  • Schedule Appointments
  • Understand Needs Of The Elderly
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Correct Grammar, Punctuation And Spelling
  • Use Interviewing Techniques
  • Use Principles Of Group Dynamics
  • Work As A Team Member
  • Work With Persons With Mental Disabilities And Illnesses

Schools and Training Providers for Marriage and Family Therapists The training providers listed below offer one or more of the following programs:

Pacific Lutheran University
1010 122nd St So
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003
Phone: (253) 531-6900
Programs of Training:
Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone: (503) 352-1111
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
University of Portland
5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 943-7911
Programs of Training:
Seattle University
900 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122-4340
Phone: (206) 296-6000
Programs of Training:
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195-4550
Phone: (206) 543-2100
Programs of Training:
Heritage University
3240 Fort Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone: (509) 865-8500 x2010
Programs of Training:
George Fox University
414 N Meridian St
Newberg, OR 97132
Phone: (503) 538-8383
Programs of Training:
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
1900 Commerce St
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Phone: (253) 692-4000
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 South Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: (503) 657-6958
Programs of Training:
Portland State University
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 725-4433
Programs of Training:
Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119-1997
Phone: (206) 281-2000
Programs of Training:
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 288-9371
Programs of Training:
Warner Pacific College
2219 SE 68th Ave
Portland, OR 97215
Phone: (503) 517-1000
Programs of Training:
Western Seminary
5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
Phone: (503) 517-1800
Programs of Training:
Eastern Washington University
526 5th Street
Cheney, WA 99004-2496
Phone: (509) 359-6200
Programs of Training:
City University
11900 NE First Street
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: (425) 637-1010
Programs of Training:
Walla Walla College
204 S College Ave
College Place, WA 99324-1198
Phone: (509) 527-2615
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Graduates and Program Completers for training programs related to Marriage and Family Therapists

Program Award State Completers Year
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling. Master's Degree Oregon 68 2008
Social Work. Postsec. Awards/Cert./Diplomas; <1 yr. Oregon 5 2008
Social Work. Associate Degree Oregon 19 2008
Social Work. Bachelor's Degree Oregon 60 2008
Social Work. Master's Degree Oregon 158 2008
Social Work. Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Oregon 4 2008

Employment Service Job Applicants - January 2011 for Marriage and Family Therapists in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
Occupation Oregon Job Applicants by Experience Level Washington Applicants
None <1 Year 1-4 Years 5-9 Years 10+ Years
Marriage and Family Therapists 136 19 75 33 59 0

Occupational experience is largely self-reported.

Applicants counts include only those registered with the Oregon State Employment Department and the Washington State Employment Security Department. They do not represent all job applicants across the WIRED region.

Applicants in Oregon may be listed under multiple occupational categories, so summing applicant counts across occupational classifications will result in some double-counting.

Source: Oregon Employment Department, Washington State Employment Security Department

Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Marriage and Family Therapists matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Mental Health Counselors 76%
Social Workers, All Other 73%
Child, Family, And School Social Workers 69%
Healthcare Social Workers 69%
Counselors, All Other 69%
Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers 65%
Community And Social Service Specialists, All Other 62%
Social And Human Service Assistants 61%
Substance Abuse And Behavioral Disorder Counselors 54%
Probation Officers And Correctional Treatment Specialists 49%
The Oregon-Washington WIRED Region consists of Clackamas, Columbia, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill counties in Oregon, and Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties in Washington.