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Mental Health Schools In Georgia

Mental Health classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited mental health schools in Georgia. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the mental health academic community in Georgia, and the future trends in mental health training at the following levels:


  1. Darton College

    2400 Gillionville Rd, Albany, Georgia 31707-3098

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. South University-Savannah

    709 Mall Blvd, Savannah, Georgia 31406

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Argosy University-Atlanta

    980 Hammond Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30328

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Georgia Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Georgia 6,360
National 445,580

Of all of the mental health professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Georgia.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Georgia

3,270 4,590 5,070 5,100 6,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Georgia, mental health is a growing field. In 2010 there were 3,090 more mental health professionals working in Georgia than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of mental health professionals has grown by 94%. 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 Georgia

$26,340 $32,420 $32,698 $34,558 $34,370
$42,452 $44,373 $45,309 $46,939 $48,171
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of mental health professionals is growing, the salaries paid to mental health professionals are increasing in Georgia. The mean salary for mental health professionals in 2006 was $26,340 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $34,370 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Georgia

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90th percentile

Thus, mental health professionals' salaries grew by 23% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Georgia state, within the field of mental health, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid mental health professionals earn 133% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Georgia

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

In Georgia, 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 Georgia


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited mental health schools in Georgia is increasing. In Georgia, there were 4 graduates in 2006. And there were 158 graduates from mental health courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Georgia by 3850%. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an master's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Georgia

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of mental health faculty in Georgia, growth in the field of mental health academia and faculty salaries in Georgia. If you are involved in teaching mental health courses to students at the certificate in mental health, and masters degree in mental health levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of mental health in Georgia. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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