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Kayla Krahmer

I'm not sure what type of therapist you are referring too, but there are several out there!

As a Recruiter, I am seeing a tremendous shortage of Physical and Occupational Therapists. There are significant education requirements (must have Masters degree), however the ability to gain employment right away is VERY high. The average starting salary for a new grad in my area (Idaho) is $30-40 per hour, depending on whether you are working for a hospital or outpatient clinic.

There is also Speech Therapists, Music Therapists, Art Therapists, etc, as well as the traditional Therapist in mental health counseling.

Ultimately, the choice is yours as to which career path to pursue. From an employability perspective, it is harder to break into counseling/mental health therapy field than it is the others. HOWEVER - this is based on my local market, and may be different depending on your location.

Do some research online, or take advantage of career matching programs (usually your local library or community college will provide access to these) to get more detailed information.

Best of luck to you!

Answered 6 years ago

Kayla Krahmer