It’s no surprise that careers in marriage and family therapy are on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the counseling and mental health field is expected to grow 19% over the next seven years, which is much faster than average growth rate of all occupations (7%). “As the general public becomes more comfortable with the idea of accepting help from therapists to resolve conflicts, particularly those that stem from the home, family and marriage therapists (MFT degree) are in greater demand than ever before,” said Dr. Edith Neumann, Provost. If you love helping others and making a positive impact on people’s lives, you should consider a career in marriage and family therapy. But how can you break into the field?
I received a heart-wrenching email this morning. Related: Is It Ever 'Too Late' To Get Your Dream Job? A middle-aged gentleman - let’s call him Brian to protect his privacy - wrote in to me sharing his story, and asking for advice… Brian had served in the military for over a decade before being medically retired due to an accident. He then went on to get his degree at film school so that he could pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. And that’s where Brian ran into a problem. See, since changing careers, he’s essentially starting out at the bottom of the ladder... And he has to compete with all the early 20’s grads who are willing to break their back for a shot at making it. Brian needs to take care of himself and his family - yet he also wants to get his dream job. So, what to do?
I recently wrote an e-report entitled, "10 Things to Think About if You are Ready to Change Your Job or Career." Here are what I consider to be three of the most important: Related: The Best Advice For A Career Change