Forensic Psychology Schools
There are 25 accredited forensic psychology schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of forensic psychology classes at one of these schools, you play a influential role in shaping the future of this growing field. The trends in the forensic psychology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes forensic psychology training at the following levels:
- Forensic Psychology Certificate
- Bachelors degree in Forensic Psychology
- Masters degree in Forensic Psychology
- PhD degree in Forensic Psychology
- Dark Yellow: Actual Values
In 2010, 111,390 forensic psychology professionals were working in the US. This number has grown by 6% over the course of the past 4 years.
This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Until 2018 this trend is expected to contine.
In 2010, the median salary earned by forensic psychology professionals around the nation, was $78,355 per year. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for forensic psychology professionals in the US was 17% more than the national median salary for all professions.
- Light Blue: Salaries
There has been a 15% growth in forensic psychology professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.
- Yellow: Associate's Degree in Forensic Psychology
- Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Psychology
- Red: Doctorates Degree in Forensic Psychology
- Light blue: Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology
- Grey: Certificate in Forensic Psychology
The career outlook for forensic psychology professionals is showing a rapid change. And, on the educational front, the story is similar. In 2006, 917 students graduated from forensic psychology degree programs in the US. In 2010, 964 students graduated from forensic psychology schools.
This represents a 5% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from forensic psychology courses is less than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.
It is interesting to note that while student graduation is up, the number of schools offering forensic psychology programs has also increased. In the year 2006, there were 17 forensic psychology schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 25 schools.
Forensic Psychology Faculty Salaries
- California4 Schools
- New York3 Schools
- Massachusetts2 Schools
- North Carolina1 Schools
- North Dakota1 Schools
- Ohio1 Schools
- Arizona1 Schools
- Rhode Island1 Schools
- Vermont1 Schools
- Colorado1 Schools
- Virginia1 Schools
- Connecticut1 Schools
- Washington DC1 Schools
- Florida1 Schools
- Illinois1 Schools
- Iowa1 Schools
- Minnesota1 Schools
- Missouri1 Schools
- New Jersey1 Schools