By John Grohol, Psy.D.
Every few years, I like to take a look at the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers for the mental health profession. The numbers discussed below come from the latest reports from the 2016-2017 time period. Since I last looked at these numbers in 2011, the mental health profession workforce as a whole has grown about 4 percent. During the same time period, the United States population also grew about 3.5 percent. Overall, this data suggests professionals are keeping up with the growth. However, demand for mental health services has increased as well, as more and [More]
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