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Mental Health Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 7 accredited mental health schools where mental health faculty who teach mental health classes can find employment. The trends in Illinois' 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. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

    4300 N Narragansett, Chicago, Illinois 60634-1500

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  2. Elgin Community College

    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193

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  3. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

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  4. Moraine Valley Community College

    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465-0937

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  5. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  6. Shawnee Community College

    8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Illinois 62992

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  7. Southeastern Illinois College

    3575 College Road, Harrisburg, Illinois 62946

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Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Illinois 17,480
National 445,580

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

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Illinois

15,680 16,510 17,840 19,360 17,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, mental health is a growing field. In 2010 there were 1,800 more mental health professionals working in Illinois than there were in 2006. This represents a 11% growth in the field. This growth is slower than the change in the number of mental health professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of mental health professionals has grown by 12% from 2006 to 2010.

Mental Health VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$30,652 $33,744 $34,786 $36,282 $37,668
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to mental health professionals are growing in Illinois. In 2006 mental health professionals made a mean salary of $30,652 per year, and in 2010 they made $37,668 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Illinois

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Thus, mental health professionals' salaries grew by 19% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Illinois state, within the field of mental health, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid mental health professionals earn 141% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Illinois

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

In Illinois, 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 Illinois


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited mental health schools in Illinois is increasing. In Illinois, there were 56 graduates in 2006. And there were 65 graduates from mental health courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 16%. 50% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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