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Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Pensacola, Panama City and Naples
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Orlando, West Palm Beach and Cape Coral
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota

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  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Available programs include a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health & Counseling.
  • Courses allow students to explore general psychology and behavioral health, as well as several experimental & research concentrations.
  • Psychology programs are available at many of the 11 campus locations across the United States.
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West Palm Beach
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Programs
  • BA in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Doctorate in Psychology
  • Non-profit university accredited by WASC Senior Commission
  • Professors with real-world experience and student centered approach
  • Flexible, fully online degree programs responding to the market needs
  • All courses are offered six times a year with clear path to completion and reduced time-to-degree
  • No additional costs for textbooks or other fees
  • Personal support from application to graduation leading to high retention and graduation rates
Programs
  • Online Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)
  • Online Master of Arts in Counseling - Professional School Counseling (PSC)
  • Ranked #4 among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as 2015 Military Friendly School by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 12:1, with an average class size of 21.
  • 85% of faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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Fort Lauderdale
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • MA in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization
  • MA in Psychology, General Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
  • Offers a free student app for smartphones and tablets, helping students keep up to date.
  • Has a Golden Key International Honour Society and SALUTE Veterans Honor Society.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Programs
  • Sports Counseling (Certificate) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
Programs
  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
Programs
  • BS in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist
  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Offers programs in psychology/social work, business management, medical billing, criminal justice, and more.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.

More Florida Mental Health Counseling Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Ocala
Associate
6,210
Gainesville
Bachelor
217
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Jacksonville
Bachelor
24,939
Key West
Associate
1,012
Panama City
Associate
5,758
Tampa
Associate
22,621
Fort Pierce
Bachelor
14,932
Miami
Bachelor
54,094
West Palm Beach
Doctorate
3,291
Lake Worth
Associate
22,881
New Port Richey
Associate
8,065
Clearwater
Bachelor
25,450
DeLand
Masters & First Professional
3,721
Pensacola
Doctorate
10,358
Gainesville
Doctorate & First Professional
51,725
Coral Gables
Doctorate
15,449

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Mental Health Counselors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Mental Health Counselors relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 510 $43,090
Cape Coral 30 $33,880
Fort Myers 30 $33,880
Crestview 40 $36,120
Fort Walton Beach 40 $36,120
Destin 40 $36,120
Gainesville 80 $38,430
Lakeland N/A $32,850
Winter Haven N/A $32,850
Miami 1380 $45,110
Fort Lauderdale 1380 $45,110
West Palm Beach 1380 $45,110
North Port 330 $48,020
Sarasota 330 $48,020
Bradenton 330 $48,020
Ocala 70 $38,030
Orlando 400 $39,110
Kissimmee 400 $39,110
Sanford 400 $39,110
Palm Bay 40 $39,530
Melbourne 40 $39,530
Titusville 40 $39,530
Port St. Lucie 70 $45,570
Tallahassee 70 $38,320
Tampa 440 $38,330
St. Petersburg 440 $38,330
Clearwater 440 $38,330

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