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Mental Health Schools In New Mexico

Mental Health classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited mental health schools in New Mexico. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of mental health and mental health training in New Mexico, which includes mental health training at the following levels:


  1. University of the Southwest

    6610 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus

    5700 Pasadena NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113-1570

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Mexico Vs. National Mental Health Employment

New Mexico 3,240
National 445,580

Approximately 1% of the country's mental health professionals work in New Mexico state.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In New Mexico

2,830 4,460 4,300 3,690 3,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of mental health professionals is growing in New Mexico. 410 more mental health professionals were working in New Mexico in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of mental health has grown by 14% in New Mexico. 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 New Mexico

$33,925 $34,460 $35,146 $35,164 $36,970
$40,511 $43,009 $44,801 $46,220 $46,794
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 New Mexico. The mean salary for mental health professionals in 2006 was $33,925 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $36,970 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in New Mexico

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This represents a 8% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 110% 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 New Mexico.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in New Mexico

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

In New Mexico, 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 New Mexico


As the number of mental health professionals is increasing in New Mexico state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited mental health schools in New Mexico state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 3 mental health graduates from mental health courses in New Mexico and in 2010 there were 3 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in New Mexico by 0%. 50% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in New Mexico

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of mental health faculty in New Mexico, growth in the field of mental health academia and faculty salaries in New Mexico. If you are involved in teaching mental health courses to students at the bachelors degree 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 New Mexico. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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