Mental Health Schools In New Jersey

There are 3 accredited mental health schools in New Jersey for faculty who teach mental health classes to choose from. The trends in New Jersey'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
  • Masters degree in Mental Health


Schools

  1. Rowan University

    201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Monmouth University

    400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764-1898

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Seton Hall University

    400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, New Jersey 07079-2697

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

New Jersey Vs. National Mental Health Employment

New Jersey 12,510
National 445,580

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

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In New Jersey

13,190 13,880 8,610 12,200 12,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of mental health professionals is shrinking in New Jersey. In New Jersey, 680 less mental health professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 5% decline in the field. This decline is slower 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 New Jersey

$39,282 $42,076 $44,055 $47,426 $47,290
$50,031 $52,191 $53,328 $54,026 $55,877
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of mental health professionals is declining, the salaries paid to mental health professionals are increasing in New Jersey. The mean salary for mental health professionals in 2006 was $39,282 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,290 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in New Jersey

10th percentile
$30,202
25th percentile
$36,102
50th percentile
$45,514
75th percentile
$56,516
90th percentile
$70,008

This represents a 17% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of New Jersey, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of mental health. The pay differential between the highest paid mental health professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 132%

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in New Jersey

Clinical Psychology
$70,418
Counseling
$60,250
Forensic Psychology
$87,180
Mental Health
$47,290
Psychology
$87,180
School Psychology
$91,910
Social Work
$55,102
Sports Psychology
$91,910

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

Educational Trends

Mental Health programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Jersey

associate
0
bachelor
0
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total4

As the number of mental health professionals is decreasing in New Jersey state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited mental health schools in New Jersey state is increasing. In New Jersey, there were 14 graduates in 2006. And there were 49 graduates from mental health courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 250% percent increase in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in New Jersey. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a master's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in New Jersey

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