Mental Health in New York

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Schools Offering Mental Health Programs in New York


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of New York receive mental health degrees every year. Thus, New York's 28 mental health schools put out approximately 607 mental health counselors each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New York that has a mental health program is Yeshiva University. Yeshiva University, which was ranked 24th in the country in 2010, is located in New York. 2 students graduated with a degree in mental health from Yeshiva University in 2010. The tuition rate at Yeshiva University was $33,050 per year.

Marist College, which was ranked 26th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in New York that has a mental health program. It is located in Poughkeepsie. 17 students graduated with degree in mental health from Marist College in 2010. Tuition at Marist College was $27,740 per year.

The third-ranked school in New York with a mental health program is SUNY College at Brockport, which is located in Brockport. In 2010, it was ranked 34th nationwide. In 2010, SUNY College at Brockport graduated 5 students from its mental health programs. The tuition rate at SUNY College at Brockport was $6,176 per year.

Cost

Mental health schools in New York, charge students an average tuition of $16,700 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $33,702 per year, or as little as $3,492 per year. In 2010, the mental health schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New York were:

  1. Pace University-New York - located in New York, students are charged $33,702 per year
  2. Yeshiva University - located in New York, students are charged $33,050 per year
  3. Hofstra University - located in Hempstead, students are charged $31,800 per year

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

  1. CUNY LaGuardia Community College - located in Long Island City, students are charged $3,492 per year
  2. CUNY Kingsborough Community College - located in Brooklyn, students are charged $3,500 per year
  3. CUNY City College - located in New York, students are charged $4,929 per year

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

Most people who graduate from mental health school in New York go on to work as a mental health counselor. If you decide to work as a mental health counselor in New York, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 6,480 New York mental health counselors as of 2010. In New York, the largest numbers of mental health counselors work in the following counties:

  1. Bergen County - 4,460 mental health counselors
  2. Nassau County - 760 mental health counselors
  3. Livingston County - 510 mental health counselors

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of mental health counselors in New York will grow by 19%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 7,690 mental health counselors working in New York.

Salary

A mental health counselor in New York earns $36,890 per year on average. However, New York mental health counselors earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,160 per year to more than $79,300 per year in 2010. A mental health counselor in the following New York counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Chemung County - $47,200 per year
  2. Clinton County - $41,030 per year
  3. Albany County - $39,270 per year

On average, mental health counselors earns the least in the following New York counties:

  1. Hamilton County - $28,300 per year
  2. Dutchess County - $31,020 per year
  3. Erie County - $32,960 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in mental health in New York 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 New York
  • Master's Degree in Mental Health in New York

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 10,880 $49,150 19.4%
2
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 8,600 $43,850 18.1%
3
Psychiatric Aides 7,160 $36,500 27.4%
4
Mental Health Counselors 6,480 $36,890 10.8%
5
Psychiatric Technicians 1,270 $38,480 -11.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are mental health related jobs in New York