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Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in North Carolina

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Hickory, Greenville and Durham
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Greensboro, Charlotte and Asheville
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in North Carolina

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Wilmington, Greenville and Hickory

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  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
  • A collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts college with the academic vitality and broad opportunities of a research university.
  • Founded in 1834, its 340 acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Ranked #23 in National Universities in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges from U.S. News and World Report.
  • Its student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, and 58.6% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Its stated mission is “to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity.”
Programs
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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Programs
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
  • M.A. Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities (beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities.
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
Programs
  • Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Certificate in Trauma
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • BS in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization

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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
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • Why Earn Your Degree from GCU?
  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!
Programs
  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • BA in Psychology Clinical Psychology
  • BA in Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • AA in Psychology

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Programs
  • Medical Clinical Assistant - Diploma
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Each campus features a public spa and/or salon where students can gain real-world experience.
  • 17 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.
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More North Carolina Mental Health Counseling Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Charlotte
Associate
18,052
Greenville
Doctorate & First Professional
25,990
Tarboro
Associate
1,687
Boiling Springs
Doctorate & First Professional
3,892
Jamestown
Associate
10,571
Charlotte
Bachelor
1,463
Kinston
Associate
2,733
Winterville
Associate
6,499
Ahoskie
Associate
384
Pinehurst
Associate
3,826
Sylva
Associate
2,040
Henderson
Associate
4,135
Raleigh
Associate
12,238
Goldsboro
Associate
2,988
Morganton
Associate
2,448

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for North Carolina. 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Asheville 370 $46,560
Durham-Chapel Hill 390 $53,640
Fayetteville 220 $49,720
Goldsboro N/A $47,570
Greensboro-High Point 210 $48,160
Greenville 150 $48,210
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton 200 $41,450
New Bern 50 $40,210
Raleigh 200 $51,920
Rocky Mount N/A $63,250
Wilmington 110 $45,190
Winston-Salem 110 $49,530

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