I wouldn't say "easily," but it does happen.
it doesnt in Louisiana.
Also, y'all keep saying "PhD's." There are also PsyD's.
yes, and they dont automatically mean 6 figures straight out of school. maybe somewhere on the east coast or in a blue state or major city, maybe. but if you are talking about Louisiana, the pay for mental health just inst there straight out of school. It is very possible to make 6 figures as a career progresses, but it require YEARS of networking and establishing oneself in a community while carving a niche.
not trying to slam you man, but to think that someone with a phD in clinical psych will make 6 figures straight out of school in Lousiana is naive. if you want the quickest route to 6 figures in mental health, get a nursing degree, then get a masters in nursing to become a psychiatric nurse practioner. Otherwise, 6 figures is a pipe dream because a.) health insurance reimbursement rates are not that high- (think 60k-70k per annum that route,) and b.) private out of pocket pay is a feast or famine business model that is very treacherous, and not suited for someone straight out of school.