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Data in this report are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Current employment data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2022 estimates.

State employment projections are from Projections Central, Long-term Projections 2020-30, and State Labor Market Information offices.

National employment projections are from the Employment Projections, 2022-32.

Employment concentration data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2022 estimates.

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      Projected Employment for Mental Health Counselors in UNITED STATES

      National Employment Percent
      Change
      Projected
      Annual
      Job
      Openings*
      2022 2032
      United States 388,200 459,600 18% 42,000
      State Employment Percent
      Change
      Projected
      Annual
      Job
      Openings*
      2020 2030
      California 37,100 43,500 +17% 4,330
      Washington 27,760 34,160 +23% 4,100
      Pennsylvania 23,260 27,640 +19% 2,770
      New York 19,230 25,650 +33% 2,700
      Florida 16,710 21,300 +28% 2,200
      Massachusetts 17,680 21,530 +22% 2,180
      Texas 14,010 17,960 +28% 1,860
      Virginia 14,170 16,930 +20% 1,700
      Illinois 12,550 14,790 +18% 1,480
      New Jersey 10,680 13,020 +22% 1,320
      Colorado 9,060 12,290 +36% 1,260
      North Carolina 9,370 11,610 +24% 1,190
      Arizona 6,840 10,550 +54% 1,170
      Ohio 9,220 11,140 +21% 1,130
      Michigan 8,340 10,120 +21% 1,020
      Minnesota 8,130 9,990 +23% 1,020
      Georgia 6,270 8,290 +32% 870
      Indiana 7,000 8,500 +21% 860
      Maryland 6,320 7,790 +23% 800
      Oregon 6,260 7,940 +27% 790
      Wisconsin 6,440 7,630 +19% 770
      Missouri 5,360 6,100 +14% 600
      Connecticut 4,990 5,970 +20% 600
      Utah 3,930 5,390 +37% 570
      Kentucky 4,100 5,160 +26% 530
      Oklahoma 4,130 5,160 +25% 530
      Tennessee 3,660 4,940 +35% 520
      Louisiana 4,080 4,540 +11% 440
      Iowa 3,180 4,160 +31% 430
      Alabama 2,660 3,110 +17% 310
      New Hampshire 2,050 2,570 +25% 260
      Nebraska 2,060 2,480 +20% 250
      Montana 1,870 2,350 +26% 240
      Arkansas 1,860 2,360 +27% 240
      Vermont 1,840 2,240 +22% 230
      Mississippi 1,960 2,300 +17% 230
      Idaho 1,860 2,230 +20% 220
      Kansas 1,940 2,240 +16% 220
      South Carolina 1,670 2,060 +23% 210
      West Virginia 1,470 1,880 +28% 200
      New Mexico 1,550 1,840 +19% 190
      South Dakota 1,410 1,600 +14% 160
      Nevada 1,180 1,490 +26% 150
      Hawaii 1,000 1,250 +25% 130
      District of Columbia 1,050 1,270 +21% 130
      North Dakota 770 920 +20% 90
      Maine 930 980 +5% 90
      Delaware 600 810 +35% 90
      Wyoming 630 760 +21% 80
      Rhode Island 650 800 +23% 80
      Alaska 660 730 +11% 70
      Puerto Rico 180 230 +28% 20
      Virgin Islands 50 50 +0% 10
      Northern Mariana Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
      Guam No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
      American Samoa No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available

      *Projected Annual Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.