Mental Health in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Mental Health Programs in New Mexico


Each year, approximately 0.0% of New Mexico graduates receive degrees in mental health. Thus, New Mexico's 2 mental health schools put out approximately 3 mental health counselors each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a mental health program is University of the Southwest. University of the Southwest, which was ranked 59th in the country in 2010, is located in Hobbs. In 2010, University of the Southwest graduated 3 students from its mental health program. University of the Southwest charged in-state students $14,500 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico with a mental health program is University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus, which is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, it was ranked 85th nationwide. Students at University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus paid $10,120 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Mental health schools in New Mexico, charge students an average tuition of $12,310 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $14,500 per year, or as little as $10,120 per year. In 2010, the mental health schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New Mexico were:

  1. University of the Southwest - located in Hobbs, students are charged $14,500 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $10,120 per year

The following New Mexico mental health schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $10,120 per year
  2. University of the Southwest - located in Hobbs, students are charged $14,500 per year

A mental health degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

A large number of New Mexico mental health graduates become mental health counselors. If you decide to work as a mental health counselor in New Mexico, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 950 New Mexico mental health counselors as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of New Mexico mental health counselors:

  1. Bernalillo County - 590 mental health counselors
  2. Chaves County - 160 mental health counselors
  3. Dona Ana County - 50 mental health counselors

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of mental health counselors is expected to grow by 15% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,120 mental health counselors working in the New Mexico then.

Salary

On average, mental health counselors earn $45,850 per year. However, New Mexico mental health counselors earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,430 per year to more than $67,710 per year in 2010. On average a mental health counselor earns the most in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - $49,980 per year
  2. Cibola County - $46,390 per year
  3. Dona Ana County - $45,480 per year

The New Mexico counties with the lowest average salary for mental health counselors are:

  1. Chaves County - $31,550 per year
  2. Santa Fe County - $33,490 per year
  3. Dona Ana County - $45,480 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional New Mexico statistics regarding a career in mental health. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as mental health or clinical psychology.

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

  • Master's Degree in Mental Health in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,158 miles from location University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus Albuquerque NM 15.0679 n/a 4,537
6,990 miles from location University of the Southwest Hobbs NM 40.5528 66% 528
 

Curious what studying Mental Health gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Psychiatric Technicians + n/a $27,330
2
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers + 1,810 $42,410 49.6%
3
Mental Health Counselors + 950 $45,850 90.0%
4
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors + 390 $42,350 -42.6%
5
Psychiatric Aides + 90 $26,910 -43.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are mental health related jobs in New Mexico