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Mental Health Schools In West Virginia

Mental Health classes faculty can choose to work at the only accredited mental health school in West Virginia. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mental health in the state of West Virginia, which encompasses mental health training at the following levels:


  1. Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

    103 Cole Complex, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Mental Health Employment

West Virginia 2,480
National 445,580

Of all of the mental health professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In West Virginia

3,950 3,860 2,590 1,930 2,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, the field of mental health is shrinking. 1,470 less mental health professionals were working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of mental health professionals has shrunk by 37%. This decline 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 West Virginia

$26,978 $28,605 $28,940 $31,065 $26,854
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In West Virginia, as the number of mental health professionals is declining, the salaries earned by mental health professionals are decreasing. Mental health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $26,978 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $26,854 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in West Virginia

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Thus, mental health professionals' salaries declined by 0% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of West Virginia, 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 131%

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in West Virginia

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

In West Virginia, 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 West Virginia


The number of students graduating from the only accredited mental health school in West Virginia is increasing. In 2006 there were 22 mental health graduates from mental health courses in West Virginia and in 2010 there were 23 graduates.

This represents a 5% increase in the number of mental health degree or certificate school graduates in West Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an associate's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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