There are schools offering mental health programs in Arkansas!
Schools Offering Mental Health Programs in Arkansas
The only accredited Mental Health school in Arkansas is Arkansas State University-Main Campus. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 42nd in the country in 2010, is located in Jonesboro. In 2010, Arkansas State University-Main Campus graduated 0 students from its Mental Health programs.
Tuition at Arkansas State University-Main Campus for students enrolled in Mental Health courses was $6,640 per year.
A Mental Health degree from an Arkansas school... what next?
A majority of Arkansas Mental Health graduates become a mental health counselor. In 2010, there were 540 mental health counselors working in Arkansas. In Arkansas, the largest numbers of mental health counselors work in the following counties:
- Faulkner County - 200 mental health counselors
- Benton County - 120 mental health counselors
- Crawford County - 80 mental health counselors
The government projects that, by 2018, the number of mental health counselors in the state of Arkansas will grow to 610. This would require a 22% growth in the profession.
A mental health counselor in Arkansas makes an average of $50,260 per year. However, this number is only an average. mental health counselors in Arkansas had varying salaries from $18,120 to $78,040 per year in 2010. On average a mental health counselor earns the most in the following Arkansas counties:
- Clay County - $55,130 per year
- Faulkner County - $54,540 per year
- Garland County - $51,440 per year
On average mental health counselors earns the least in the following Arkansas counties:
- Benton County - $42,620 per year
- Crawford County - $45,930 per year
- Arkansas County - $47,460 per year
For more Arkansas data regarding a career in mental health in Arkansas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as mental health or psychology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Curious what studying Mental Health gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arkansas
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers||840||$44,300||44.8%|
|Mental Health Counselors||540||$50,260||107.7%|
|Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors||530||$39,970|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
Below are mental health related jobs in Arkansas