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Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Corpus Christi, College Station and Abilene
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Houston, Austin and Dallas

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Texarkana, San Antonio and Dallas

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Programs
  • 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.
Programs
  • Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Certificate in Trauma
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology program helps students prepare for careers in counseling, marketing/sales, human services, ministry, and more.
  • The School of Psychology & Counseling received a 95% match rate for 4th year Psy.D. student internships in 2015.
  • Programmatic accreditation for psychology programs is provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • BS in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization
  • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Addiction, and more.
  • Approved as an education provider by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
  • Courses cover topics such as addiction science, assessment, prevention, and treatment.
  • Students learn how to identify, plan, and use resources to help improve client situations.
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • Psychology - BA
  • General Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
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
  • Psychology (BA)
South University, Online Programs
  • Ranked among the Best Grad Schools for Physician Assistants in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Dedicated to delivering quality education and personalized attention to students since 1899.
  • Provides a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services.
  • Offers counseling services and a 24/7 crisis hotline to students at no extra charge.
  • Gives students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.

More Texas 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
Alvin
Associate
4,169
Amarillo
Associate
10,387
Lufkin
Associate
4,677
Austin
Associate
33,508
Brenham
Associate
14,589
Killeen
Associate
21,532
Corpus Christi
Associate
11,167
Mesquite
Associate
10,653
El Paso
Associate
25,023
Denison
Associate
3,811
Houston
Associate
43,518
Port Arthur
Associate
2,325
Baytown
Associate
5,856
The Woodlands
Associate
39,756
Waco
Associate
8,079
Midland
Bachelor
5,739
San Antonio
Associate
10,329
Odessa
Associate
4,580
Austin
Masters
5,317
San Antonio
Associate
19,819
Pasadena
Associate
23,805
Waxahachie
Masters
1,834
San Antonio
Doctorate & First Professional
3,920
Fort Worth
Associate
37,948
Texarkana
Associate
4,439
College Station
Doctorate
46,542
Sweetwater
Associate
1,639
San Marcos
Doctorate
28,121
Denton
Doctorate
12,168
Houston
Doctorate & First Professional
3,774
Tyler
Doctorate
6,137
Edinburg
Doctorate
17,435
Tyler
Associate
8,217
Belton
Doctorate
2,651
Wharton
Associate
5,892

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. 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
Austin 810 $40,230
Round Rock 810 $40,230
Abilene 40 $47,800
Amarillo 110 $38,760
Beaumont 30 $33,950
Port Arthur 30 $33,950
Brownsville 170 $41,590
Harlingen 170 $41,590
Corpus Christi 50 $37,470
Dallas 1090 $47,040
Fort Worth 1090 $47,040
Arlington 1090 $47,040
El Paso 250 $36,240
Houston 810 $48,420
The Woodlands 810 $48,420
Sugar Land 810 $48,420
San Antonio 390 $40,360
New Braunfels 390 $40,360
Longview 120 $28,290
McAllen 160 $38,300
Edinburg 160 $38,300
Mission 160 $38,300
Tyler 80 $20,140
Waco 90 $44,610
Wichita Falls N/A $41,680

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