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Clinical Psychology Schools

There are 207 accredited clinical psychology schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of clinical psychology classes at one of these schools, you play a significant role in shaping the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in clinical psychology, which encompasses clinical psychology training at the following levels:

  • Clinical Psychology Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Masters degree in Clinical Psychology
  • PhD degree in Clinical Psychology


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Clinical psychology professionals

218,450 223,900 236,920 241,960 254,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In the year 2010, there were 254,740 clinical psychology professionals working in the US. This number has grown by 17% over the course of the past 4 years.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Clinical psychology professionals

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Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by clinical psychology professionals was $60,145 in 2010. This is 9% less than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Clinical Psychology

$53,335 $55,345 $57,915 $59,378 $60,145
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Clinical psychology professionals' salaries have grown by 13% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National Clinical Psychology Student enrollment growth by degree

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136 143 123 138 131
1,859 2,171 2,156 2,323 2,214
2,141 2,617 2,472 2,576 2,339
52 49 46 48 56
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Grey: Certificate in Clinical Psychology

The career outlook for clinical psychology professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In the US, 4,188 students graduated from clinical psychology degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 4,740 students graduated from clinical psychology schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 13% growth in the number of clinical psychology graduates. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the growth in the number of students graduating from clinical psychology courses is greater than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Clinical Psychology Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering clinical psychology programs has decreased. There were 190 clinical psychology schools across the country in 2006. And there were 207 schools in 2010.

Clinical Psychology Faculty Salaries

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