Iowa Mental Health Counselors: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Mental Health Counselors in Iowa

Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in Iowa

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Sioux City
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Davenport
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: and Davenport

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: and Sioux City

Schools for Mental Health Counselors in Iowa are listed below.

Selected Mental Health Counseling Schools in Iowa

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: BS in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, MS in Psychology - General Psychology, MS in Psychology, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Consumer Behavior, Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Organizational Behavior
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour, AA in Psychology
  • Degrees: Master, Associate

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • Programs: PhD in Psychology
  • Degrees: Doctorate

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.

  • Programs: Online Master of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Degrees: Master
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At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis, Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Addictions, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

  • Programs: Psychology (BA)
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Psychology - BA, General Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Bachelor

Pursue an advanced degree in Psychology or Counseling at Divine Mercy University. GO

  • Programs: Online M.S. Counseling
  • Degrees: Master

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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More Iowa Mental Health Counseling Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Ellsworth Community College Iowa Falls Associate 916
Marshalltown Community College Marshalltown Associate 1,701
Southeastern Community College West Burlington West Burlington Associate 3,351
University of Iowa Iowa City Doctorate & First Professional 29,117

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Iowa. 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, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Ames 30 $44500 0.81
Iowa City 100 $0 1.14
Cedar Rapids 290 $26670 2.22
Des Moines 280 $39430 0.87
West Des Moines 280 $39430 0.87
Dubuque 40 $43530 0.66
Waterloo 110 $37100 1.35
Cedar Falls 110 $37100 1.35
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