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Mental Health Schools In North Carolina

North Carolina has 9 accredited mental health schools where mental health faculty who teach mental health classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of mental health and mental health training in North Carolina, which includes mental health training at the following levels:


  1. South Piedmont Community College

    680 Highway 74 West, Polkton, North Carolina 28135

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  2. Gardner-Webb University

    Main St, Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017-0997

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  3. Guilford Technical Community College

    601 High Point Rd, Jamestown, North Carolina 27282

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  4. Lenoir Community College

    231 Highway 58 South, Kinston, North Carolina 28502-0188

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  5. North Carolina Central University

    1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707

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  6. Richmond Community College

    1042 W Hamlet Ave, Hamlet, North Carolina 28345-1189

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  7. Vance-Granville Community College

    200 Community College Road, Henderson, North Carolina 27536

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  8. Wayne Community College

    3000 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27533-8002

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  9. Western Piedmont Community College

    1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, North Carolina 28655-4511

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Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Mental Health Employment

North Carolina 12,800
National 445,580

Approximately 3% of the country's mental health professionals work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In North Carolina

8,290 8,450 10,410 12,970 12,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Carolina, the field of mental health is growing. There were 4,510 more mental health professionals working in North Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 54% growth in the field. This growth is faster 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 North Carolina

$31,608 $33,322 $34,136 $35,840 $36,142
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In North Carolina, 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 $31,608 per year, and in 2010 they made $36,142 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in North Carolina

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This represents a 13% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 95% 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 North Carolina.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in North Carolina

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

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited mental health schools in North Carolina is decreasing. In 2006, 78 students graduated from mental health courses in North Carolina. And in 2010, 72 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina by 8%. 58% of these graduates received a associate's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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