Over the last decade, we’ve seen an increase in the awareness and importance of overall health and well-being. Tragedies at the international level have opened our eyes to the need for healthy ways to cope with grief and loss. High profile individuals who lost their battles with depression, like Robin Williams and Amy Winehouse have woken us up to this serious problem and started powerful conversations. An estimated 43.6 million Americans struggle with mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. What used to be seen as a shameful stigma for nearly 20% of the population is starting to be seen as a health issue that can and should be treated and prevented.
At the forefront of these conversations are professionals who make a huge impact on individual’s lives. Counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals enter into the challenging and rewarding work of helping people overcome their problems and realize their full potential.
The field of mental health is growing. Not only are we increasing awareness on the importance of mental health, but health insurance reforms are allowing access to preventative and therapeutic care to more and more Americans. The Department of Labor Statistics predicts that opportunities in this field will grow by 19 percent in the next decade, a much higher growth rate than other professions.
Our world needs people to help others through therapy and counseling. Whether you have been impacted by the help of a counselor or see the growing need for caring professionals to come alongside others, considering a profession as a counselor is an honorable way to make an impact in your community. If this is something you’re interested in, take a look at our comprehensive overview of this rewarding career.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Houston Houston, TX||30 : 1||46,148|
|Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX||24 : 1||68,726|
|Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX||23 : 1||38,742|
|University of North Texas Denton, TX||34 : 1||39,336|
|Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX||28 : 1||21,558|
|University of Houston-Victoria Victoria, TX||34 : 1||4,506|
|LeTourneau University Longview, TX||27 : 1||3,150|
|Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX||30 : 1||13,166|
|Texas State University San Marcos, TX||28 : 1||38,187|
|Texas A & M International University Laredo, TX||37 : 1||8,305|
|Angelo State University San Angelo, TX||34 : 1||10,568|
|Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio, TX||28 : 1||2,974|
|Houston Baptist University Houston, TX||27 : 1||3,741|
|Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX||20 : 1||5,292|
|Texas Woman's University Denton, TX||35 : 1||15,886|
|Texas A & M University-Kingsville Kingsville, TX||18 : 1||7,479|
|West Texas A & M University Canyon, TX||30 : 1||9,970|
|The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler, TX||28 : 1||9,617|
|Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, TX||25 : 1||5,969|
|Lamar University Beaumont, TX||34 : 1||15,460|