Mental Health Schools In Virginia

There are 5 accredited mental health schools in Virginia 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 Virginia, which encompasses mental health training at the following levels:

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


  1. Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave

    1 College Lane, Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486-0080

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  2. Virginia Western Community College

    3093 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, Virginia 24015

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  3. Argosy University-Washington D.C.

    1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia 22209

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  4. South University_??_??_Richmond

    2151 Old Brick Rd, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

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  5. South University_??_??_Virginia Beach

    301 Bendix Rd Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

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Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Virginia 16,180
National 445,580

Of all of the mental health professionals that work in the US, approximately 4% work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Virginia

12,070 12,950 13,990 14,790 16,180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, mental health is a growing field. In 2010 there were 4,110 more mental health professionals working in Virginia than there were in 2006. Thus, in Virginia, this field has grown by 34% in four years. 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 Virginia

$35,402 $36,720 $37,352 $36,618 $37,232
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by mental health professionals is increasing in Virginia. In 2006 mental health professionals made a mean salary of $35,402 per year, and in 2010 they made $37,232 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Virginia

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90th percentile

Thus, mental health professionals' salaries grew by 5% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of mental health, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid mental health professionals earning 121% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Virginia

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

In Virginia, 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 Virginia


As the number of mental health professionals is increasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited mental health schools in Virginia state is also increasing. In 2006, 36 students graduated from mental health courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 160 students graduated.

Thus there was a 344% percent increase in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. A majority of these graduates, or 60%, graduated with an master's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of mental health faculty in Virginia, growth in the field of mental health academia and mental health faculty salaries in Virginia. If you are involved in teaching mental health courses to students at the associates degree in mental health, and masters degree in mental health levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future mental health faculty in Virginia. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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