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Mental Health Schools In Oregon

In Oregon, there are 3 accredited schools where mental health classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of mental health and mental health training in Oregon, which includes mental health training at the following levels:


  1. George Fox University

    414 N Meridian St, Newberg, Oregon 97132

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  2. Lewis & Clark College

    0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, Oregon 97219-7899

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Mt Hood Community College

    26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, Oregon 97030

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Oregon 6,600
National 445,580

Of all of the mental health professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Oregon state.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Oregon

5,630 5,700 5,790 6,600 6,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Oregon, mental health is a growing field. There were 970 more mental health professionals working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of mental health has grown by 17% in Oregon. 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 Oregon

$37,573 $36,234 $36,982 $38,184 $39,496
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to mental health professionals are growing in Oregon. Mental health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $37,573 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $39,496 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Oregon

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 5% growth in mental health professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Oregon, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of mental health. The pay differential between the highest paid mental health professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 108%

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Oregon

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

Mental health professionals in Oregon earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of mental health professionals is increasing in Oregon state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited mental health schools in Oregon state is also increasing. In 2006, 18 students graduated from mental health courses in Oregon. And in 2010, 59 students graduated.

This represents a 228% increase in the number of mental health degree or certificate school graduates in Oregon state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an undergraduate certificate in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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