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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online general marriage and family counseling/therapy degree often pursue marriage counselor positions within institutional, community, and private practice settings.

Potential Employment Settings

Child welfare/children's services

  • Adoption agency
  • County health department
  • Department of social service
  • Early intervention program
  • Family preservation agency
  • Group home
  • Residential facility
  • Therapeutic school/camp

Educational institutions

  • Community college
  • Head start center
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Public/private school

Health care

  • Clinic
  • Employee assistance program
  • Group home
  • Health maintenance organization
  • Hospice program
  • Hospital
  • Inpatient facility
  • Nursing home

Mental health

  • Community mental health center
  • Employee assistance program
  • Family service agency
  • Managed mental health program
  • Mental health agency
  • Partial (day treatment) hospital
  • Psychiatric hospital
  • Residential treatment center

Private sector

  • Church
  • Consulting
  • Group practice
  • Private practice

Common Job Titles/Positions

  • Family Therapist
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
  • Child and Adolescent Counselor
  • Counselor
  • Educational Counselor
  • Couples Therapist
  • Couples Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Therapist

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.