Mental Health Schools In Louisiana

Louisiana has 3 accredited mental health schools where mental health faculty who teach mental health classes can find employment. The trends in Louisiana'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 mental health masters degree level.


Schools

  1. University of Louisiana Monroe

    700 University Avenue, Monroe, Louisiana 71209-0000

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  2. Southern University and A & M College

    Southern Branch Post Office, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813

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  3. Xavier University of Louisiana

    One Drexel Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125-1098

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Louisiana Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Louisiana 7,740
National 445,580

Of all of the mental health professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Louisiana state.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Louisiana

5,230 6,170 7,070 7,500 7,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Louisiana, the field of mental health is growing. There were 2,510 more mental health professionals working in Louisiana in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of mental health has grown by 48% in Louisiana. This growth is faster than the change in the number of mental health professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of mental health professionals has grown by 12% from 2006 to 2010.

Mental Health VS. All Professions salaries in Louisiana

$28,858 $28,962 $30,722 $31,188 $32,470
$38,658 $41,019 $42,185 $43,003 $45,617
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 Louisiana. Mental health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $28,858 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $32,470 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Louisiana

10th percentile
$19,476
25th percentile
$23,626
50th percentile
$30,384
75th percentile
$39,602
90th percentile
$49,736

Thus, mental health professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of mental health, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid mental health professionals earning 155% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Louisiana state.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Louisiana

Clinical Psychology
$54,918
Counseling
$45,013
Forensic Psychology
$76,015
Mental Health
$32,470
Psychology
$76,015
School Psychology
$73,080
Social Work
$45,472
Sports Psychology
$73,080

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
0
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total3

As the number of mental health professionals is increasing in Louisiana state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited mental health schools in Louisiana state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 37 mental health graduates from mental health courses in Louisiana and in 2010 there were 13 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Louisiana by 65%. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a master's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Louisiana

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