According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012 data the average annual income for a marriage and family therapist in the state of Maine was $45,940 and $71,980 is the mean average salary for a clinical, counseling, and school psychologist. These salaries represent a higher than average income compared to other states in New England. Both licenses are regulated by the State Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure.
Opportunities for employment are mostly concentrated in the urban areas of Portland and other cities. Work can be found in both the public and private sector.
Some of the schools in Maine that offers graduate programs in psychology:
Husson University: Located in Bangor, this University offers a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, and School Counseling. There is also a Master of Science combined with an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy and Psychology. Each program is designed for a particular specialization in counseling. Clinical Mental Health Counseling is especially relevant for anyone interested in being a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Maine.
The University of Maine: Located in Orono, this public university has several programs available: a Master of Arts in Counselor Education, Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology, Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling, and a Master of Science in Counselor Education or Psychological Sciences with an option to specialize in Cognitive and Biological Psychology or Social Psychology. The developmental program is a training ground in social, cognitive, and psycho-biological development in children from infancy through adolescence.
The University of Southern Maine: A private university in Portland, this school offers a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and School Counseling, the latter two are available for study online. There is also a Master of Science in Educational Psychology with a specialization option in Applied Behavior Analysis. Rehabilitation Counseling is of particular interest to people who want to work with those with disabilities.