Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Career Cluster and PathwayMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Human Services  17,970  2,458           13.9%           $36,241  
Counseling & Mental Health Services 1,590  398           15.5%           $55,219  
Delaware
Occupations by Career Pathway: Counseling & Mental Health Services
OccupationMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change
2016-26
Employment
Growth
2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
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Next
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Occupational
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Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 480           40           9.6%           $78,850   MNM  OOH
Counselors, All Other N/A90             $47,740** MNM  OOH
Marriage and Family Therapists  220           30           10.9%           $51,540   MNM  OOH
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 370           50           14.4%           $50,700   MNM  OOH
Mental Health Counselors N/A           140           21.8%           $47,920   MNM  OOH
Psychologists, All Other N/AN/A             $95,610** MNM  OOH
Rehabilitation Counselors  420           100           14.0%           $34,820   MNM  OOH
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors N/A           40           17.9%           $47,920   MNM  OOH
Mid-Atlantic States
Occupations by Career Pathway: Counseling & Mental Health Services
OccupationEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists14,160      1,940  11.2%           $86,820  
Counselors, All OtherN/A           500  13.1%           N/A  
Industrial-Organizational PsychologistsN/A           50  N/A           N/A  
Marriage and Family Therapists8,660      750  9.0%           $63,122  
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers17,220      3,290  16.2%           $49,082  
Mental Health CounselorsN/A           6,340  22.1%           N/A  
Psychologists, All OtherN/A           170  8.3%           N/A  
Rehabilitation Counselors14,430      2,250  13.2%           $43,076  
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder CounselorsN/A           2,500  18.3%           N/A  

 ** National wage data; the state data is not available.
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 • Sources: Delaware Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 • Mid-Atlantic includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
 • MS, HS, HW and HD are abbreviations for Middle Skill, High Skill, High Wage and High Demand Occupations
 • MS & HS Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as MS if, within the cluster/pathway, the percentage of MS occupations is at least thirty (30) percent
   of the total number of occupations reported for that cluster/pathway. The same process is used to determine HS clusters/pathways.
 • HW & HD Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as HW if, within the cluster/pathway, the total employment for HW occupations is greater than the
   total employment for non-HW occupations. The same process is used to determine HD for clusters/pathways.