I have this problem where i change mind about what i want to do every passing day. Two months ago, I was going to do a psy.d Then I decided I/O psych was interesting Last week I decided to pursue teaching at a CC via a general psych/research MS degree But after sitting in a couple of counseling sessions (I am experiencing a stressful quarter-life crisis right now) I am so motivated to go into counseling! This may be initial excitement bound to dissipate however. I obviously still have alot of thinking to do, but I think I would very much enjoy counseling college-age students, as well as others. I am experiencing this quarter life crisis right now, and I would love to help others through it as well! Also, I cant imagine myself doing full time desk work like i may end up doing with another type psych degree. My question is, how realistic is it that I can have a good job with an MA degree in counseling (MFT)? I have heard of rumors that short-term MA level counseling is being trumped by those at the doctoral level; that MA counselors are less likely to have viable careers in the future. Although I have also heard that because of the lesser cost to the client and usefullness of short term counseling, there is still going to be strong future opportunity for MA level counselors. I would appreciate some opinions on the matter. Short term counseling, commonly found in places such as univeristy clinics, seems to be the most ideal for me right now. However, I am also interested in exploring more specific options such as substance use/abuse and career counseling.