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Mental Health Schools In Alaska

Mental Health classes faculty can choose to work at the only accredited mental health school in Alaska. The trends in Alaska'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:


  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Alaska 1,660
National 445,580

Of all of the mental health professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Alaska

1,020 780 1,040 1,360 1,660
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alaska, mental health is a growing field. There were 640 more mental health professionals working in Alaska in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Alaska, this field has grown by 63% in four years. 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 Alaska

$39,358 $29,145 $42,726 $42,934 $43,590
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alaska, as the number of mental health professionals is growing, the salaries earned by mental health professionals are increasing. In 2006 mental health professionals made a mean salary of $39,358 per year, and in 2010 they made $43,590 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Alaska

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Thus, there was a 10% growth in mental health professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 100% 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 Alaska.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Alaska

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

In Alaska, mental health professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the only accredited mental health school in Alaska is decreasing. In 2006 there were 76 mental health graduates from mental health courses in Alaska and in 2010 there were 72 graduates.

Thus there was a 5% percent decrease in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Alaska. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an associate's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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