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Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in Washington

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Yakima, Tacoma and Longview
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bellingham, Seattle and Kennewick
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Seattle, Tacoma and Yakima

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in Washington

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Longview, Bellingham and Seattle

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  • 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.
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  • 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
  • Several institutional scholarship opportunities are available to students who qualify.
  • Features several learning model options, including online, residency, and hybrid options.
  • Offers graduate degree programs in organizational leadership, mind-body medicine, psychology and human science.
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • Three teaching locations in Seattle, Washington and Houston, Texas, with the university headquarters located in San Francisco, California.
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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  • 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 Washington 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
Bellevue
Bachelor
12,305
Ellensburg
Masters
10,505
Vancouver
Associate
9,705
Lakewood
Associate
9,829
Pasco
Associate
6,393
Cheney
Doctorate
10,686
Lynnwood
Associate
8,435
Des Moines
Associate
5,859
Longview
Associate
3,348
Bellingham
Bachelor
584
Bremerton
Bachelor
6,623
Port Angeles
Bachelor
3,180
Lakewood
Associate
7,504
Seattle
Associate
6,810
Mount Vernon
Associate
5,727
Spokane
Associate
9,623
Wenatchee
Associate
3,150
Bellingham
Masters
14,276
Yakima
Associate
4,354

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Washington. 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
Bremerton 110 $42,110
Silverdale 110 $42,110
Bellingham N/A $54,920
Longview 50 $54,200
Kennewick 50 $40,020
Richland 50 $40,020
Mount Vernon 50 $60,070
Anacortes 50 $60,070
Olympia 140 $49,920
Tumwater 140 $49,920
Seattle 2150 $44,570
Tacoma 2150 $44,570
Bellevue 2150 $44,570
Spokane 660 $40,180
Spokane Valley 660 $40,180
Walla Walla 30 $50,580
Wenatchee 40 $64,800
Yakima 140 $33,700

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