Gary has a general population of 102,746 and an overall student population of 13,677. Approximately 8,117 of Gary's students are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Gary's largest mental health school is Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest. In 2010, Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest graduated approximately 7 students from its mental health program.
A total of 7 students graduated with credentials in mental health from mental health schools in Gary in 2010. In 2009 tuition at mental health schools in Gary was $3,090 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,060 for mental health related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in mental health, if you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Gary, your job prospects are good. There were 2,450 mental health counselors working in Indiana and 240 working in the greater Gary area in 2010. The number of mental health counselors in Gary is expected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mental health counselor in Gary is $33,020 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.