Mental Health Schools In Pennsylvania

Mental Health classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited mental health schools in Pennsylvania. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the mental health academic community in Pennsylvania, and the future trends in mental health training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Alvernia University

    400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1799

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  2. Lancaster Bible College

    901 Eden Rd, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601-5036

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  3. Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus

    340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422-0796

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  4. Pennsylvania College of Technology

    One College Ave, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5799

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Pennsylvania 37,480
National 445,580

Of all of the mental health professionals in the country, nearly 9% are in the state of Pennsylvania.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Pennsylvania

32,950 32,750 32,180 34,150 37,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Pennsylvania, mental health is a growing field. There were 4,530 more mental health professionals working in Pennsylvania in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 14% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for mental health professionals which shows a 12% increase in the number of mental health professionals working around the nation.

Mental Health VS. All Professions salaries in Pennsylvania

$32,000 $33,684 $35,788 $36,314 $36,590
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by mental health professionals is increasing in Pennsylvania. Mental health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $32,000 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $36,590 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$23,904
25th percentile
$28,150
50th percentile
$34,160
75th percentile
$43,532
90th percentile
$53,902

Thus, mental health professionals' salaries grew by 13% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 125% pay differential between the highest paid mental health professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of mental health in Pennsylvania.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Clinical Psychology
$58,615
Counseling
$47,752
Forensic Psychology
$74,875
Mental Health
$36,590
Organizational Psychology
$94,670
Psychology
$81,473
School Psychology
$66,570
Social Work
$45,045
Sports Psychology
$66,570

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
0
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total5

As the number of mental health professionals is increasing in Pennsylvania state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited mental health schools in Pennsylvania state is also increasing. In Pennsylvania, there were 45 graduates in 2006. And there were 52 graduates from mental health courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 16% percent increase in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania. A majority of these graduates, or 40%, graduated with an associate's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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