Mental Health in Idaho

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Schools Offering Mental Health Programs in Idaho


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Idaho students graduate with degrees in mental health. That means an estimated 19 mental health counselors graduate from Idaho's 3 mental health schools each year.

Top Schools

Idaho State University, which was ranked 78th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Idaho that has a mental health program. It is located in Pocatello. In 2010, Idaho State University graduated 14 students from its mental health program. The tuition rate at Idaho State University was $5,416 per year.

North Idaho College, which was ranked 83rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Idaho that has a mental health program. It is located in Coeur D Alene. In 2010, North Idaho College graduated 0 students from its mental health program. Tuition at North Idaho College was $2,658 per year.

College of Southern Idaho, which is located in Twin Falls, is the third-ranked school in Idaho that has a mental health program. It received a ranking of 84th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 4 students graduated from College of Southern Idaho mental health program. The tuition rate at College of Southern Idaho was $2,520 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Idaho's mental health schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,531 per year, though tuition can range from $5,416 per year to $2,520 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Idaho mental health schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Idaho State University - located in Pocatello, students are charged $5,416 per year
  2. North Idaho College - located in Coeur D Alene, students are charged $2,658 per year
  3. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year

The following Idaho mental health schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year
  2. North Idaho College - located in Coeur D Alene, students are charged $2,658 per year
  3. Idaho State University - located in Pocatello, students are charged $5,416 per year

A mental health degree from an Idaho school... what next?

The highest percentage of mental health graduates in Idaho pursue careers as a mental health counselor. If you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Idaho, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 500 Idaho mental health counselors as of 2010. In Idaho, the largest numbers of mental health counselors work in the following counties:

  1. Ada County - 110 mental health counselors
  2. Blaine County - 80 mental health counselors
  3. Kootenai County - 60 mental health counselors

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 860 mental health counselors will be working in Idaho state. This would require the number of mental health counselors to grow by 33%.

Salary

A mental health counselor in Idaho makes an average of $52,290 per year. In 2010, however, some Idaho mental health counselors earned as little as less than $22,940 per year or as much as more than $82,040 per year. On average a mental health counselor earns the most in the following Idaho counties:

  1. Bonneville County - $59,560 per year
  2. Blaine County - $52,020 per year
  3. Ada County - $48,780 per year

The following counties in Idaho have the lowest average salaries for mental health counselors:

  1. Benewah County - $39,930 per year
  2. Kootenai County - $47,430 per year
  3. Ada County - $48,780 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in mental health in Idaho and to compare salaries with various related fields such as mental health or clinical psychology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Mental Health in Idaho
  • Master's Degree in Mental Health in Idaho
  • Certificate in Mental Health in Idaho

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,349 miles from location Idaho State University Pocatello ID 21.8189 n/a 13,493
7,453 miles from location College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls ID 15.7658 n/a 8,133
7,447 miles from location North Idaho College Coeur D Alene ID 16.995 n/a 5,659
 

Curious what studying Mental Health gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Idaho

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Psychiatric Aides + n/a $19,750
2
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers + 1,130 $37,360 88.3%
3
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors + 610 $39,260 281.3%
4
Mental Health Counselors + 500 $52,290 28.2%
5
Psychiatric Technicians + 320 $28,410 -48.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are mental health related jobs in Idaho