In Montana, the Board of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors issues the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). There is a separate license for Marriage and Family Therapists. In 2010, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that the average annual income for a Marriage and Family Therapist in Montana was $38,020. Licensed professional counselors in the state earned about $29,010 annually in that same year. Employment opportunities are potentially available in government and healthcare organizations throughout Montana, near large communities.
Some of the schools in Montana offering graduate programs in psychology are:
Montana State University: Located in Bozeman, this state school offers a Master of Science in Psychological Sciences with several potential concentrations such as cognitive psychology, health, learning, physiological psychology, and social psychology.
University of Great Falls: A local university in the city of Great Falls, this school provides a Master of Science in Counseling program for students who are looking for careers as professional counselors in a variety of settings. The program may be a licensure track for those wanting certification as licensed clinical professional counselors in the state of Montana.
The University of Montana: Located in the city of Missoula, this public university offers Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling. The degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling can prepare students to work in a variety of mental healthcare environments. The master's degree in school counseling, may prepare graduates for work counseling students in an educational setting.