Marriage Counselor

By Awallei Okuch

What's a Marriage Counselor?

A marriage counselor is someone who solves a couples problems.

What skills would I need in order to fulfill this duty?

  • Interpersonal
  • Sympathy
  • Communication Skills
  • Listening
  • Eye contact

What is the salary information?

48,160 every year (2013)

Highest: 78,580

Lowest: 29,980

What college courses would I have to take?

Typically a bachelors degree in psychology, social work, or counseling.

The exact number of hours required varies from state to state. New York requires applicants to complete 1,500 hours of supervised work experience, for instance, while California requires 3,000 hours of supervised work experience.

Why did I choose this career?

Because It's one of the many careers that help people, but there are a lot more too.


  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 49 percent of today's marriages will end in divorce.

Who is usually involved?-

In this "fixing problems" time period, it is just the counselor, and the couple.
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What are their work hours?

They usually work scheduled hours.