Mental Health Schools In Idaho

In Idaho, there are 3 accredited schools where mental health classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Idaho's mental health academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in mental health includes mental health training at the following levels:

  • Mental Health Certificate
  • Associates degree in Mental Health
  • Masters degree in Mental Health


  1. Idaho State University

    921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho 83209

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. North Idaho College

    1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814-2199

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. College of Southern Idaho

    315 Falls Ave., Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Idaho Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Idaho 2,560
National 445,580

Of all of the mental health professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Idaho state.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Idaho

1,440 1,210 2,520 2,240 2,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of mental health professionals is growing in Idaho. In Idaho, 1,120 more mental health professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 78% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for mental health professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of mental health professionals has grown by 12% between 2006 and 2010.

Mental Health VS. All Professions salaries in Idaho

$33,114 $31,778 $25,072 $35,284 $35,414
$39,304 $39,293 $42,361 $42,993 $44,477
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of mental health professionals is growing, the salaries paid to mental health professionals are increasing in Idaho. In 2006 mental health professionals made a mean salary of $33,114 per year, and in 2010 they made $35,414 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Idaho

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Thus, there was a 6% growth in mental health professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Idaho state, within the field of mental health, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid mental health professionals earn 101% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Idaho

Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Mental Health
School Psychology
Social Work
Sports Psychology

Mental health professionals in Idaho earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Mental Health programs available for each degree type for all schools in Idaho


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited mental health schools in Idaho is decreasing. In 2006 there were 40 mental health graduates from mental health courses in Idaho and in 2010 there were 19 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Idaho by 52%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Idaho

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