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Mental Health in Kentucky

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Schools Offering Mental Health Programs in Kentucky

Around 0.0% of Kentucky's graduates, graduate from Mental Health degree programs every year.

The only accredited Mental Health school in Kentucky is Northern Kentucky University. Northern Kentucky University, which was ranked 75th in the country in 2010, is located in Newport. In 2010, 15 students graduated from Northern Kentucky University's Mental Health programs.


Northern Kentucky University charged in-state students taking Mental Health courses, $7,128 in tuition fees per year.

A Mental Health degree from a Kentucky school... what next?

Most people who graduate from Mental Health school in Kentucky go on to work as a mental health counselor. If you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Kentucky, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,280 Kentucky mental health counselors as of 2010. The largest populations of Kentucky mental health counselors are working in the following counties:

  1. Clark County - 450 mental health counselors
  2. Bell County - 220 mental health counselors
  3. Adair County - 160 mental health counselors

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of mental health counselors in the state of Kentucky will grow to 1,710. This would require a 17% growth in the profession.


A mental health counselor in Kentucky earns $35,620 per year on average. However, Kentucky mental health counselors earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,080 per year to more than $60,820 per year in 2010. [A/An] mental health counselors in the following Kentucky counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Adair County - $39,580 per year
  2. Bourbon County - $36,450 per year
  3. Anderson County - $34,770 per year

The following counties in Kentucky have the lowest average salaries for A mental health counselor:

  1. Clark County - $32,890 per year
  2. Bell County - $34,300 per year
  3. Anderson County - $34,770 per year

More Information

For more Kentucky data regarding a career in mental health in Kentucky and to compare salaries with various related fields such as mental health or 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 Kentucky
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mental Health in Kentucky

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Curious what studying Mental Health gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 1,510 $36,500 -30.1%
Mental Health Counselors 1,280 $35,620 172.3%
Psychiatric Aides 810 $24,610
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 720 $36,190 75.6%
Psychiatric Technicians 600 $24,000 -32.6%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are mental health related jobs in Kentucky