Mental Health Schools In Massachusetts

There are 10 accredited mental health schools in Massachusetts for faculty who teach mental health classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mental health in the state of Massachusetts, which encompasses mental health training at the following levels:

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


  1. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

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  2. Bunker Hill Community College

    250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925

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  3. Fitchburg State University

    160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697

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  4. University of Massachusetts-Boston

    100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393

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  5. Massasoit Community College

    One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996

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  6. Middlesex Community College in Bedford

    Springs Rd, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-9124

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  7. North Shore Community College

    1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923-0840

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  8. Northern Essex Community College

    100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399

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  9. Roxbury Community College

    1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts 02120-3400

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  10. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Massachusetts 15,100
National 445,580

Approximately 3% of the country's mental health professionals work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Massachusetts

17,950 20,280 21,300 16,190 15,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, the field of mental health is shrinking. 2,850 less mental health professionals were working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of mental health has shrunk by 16% in Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts

$35,622 $36,516 $37,772 $42,382 $39,470
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by mental health professionals is increasing in Massachusetts. The mean salary for mental health professionals in 2006 was $35,622 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $39,470 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Massachusetts

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Thus, mental health professionals' salaries grew by 10% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Massachusetts state, within the field of mental health, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid mental health professionals earn 153% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

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

In Massachusetts, mental health professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited mental health schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In Massachusetts, there were 132 graduates in 2006. And there were 142 graduates from mental health courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 8% percent increase in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts. A majority of these graduates, or 56%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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