Rockville has a total population of 47,388 and a student population of 26,323. Of these students, 26,147 are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Montgomery College is the largest mental health school in Rockville, based on student population. In 2010, Montgomery College graduated approximately 12 students with credentials in mental health.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in mental health in Rockville in 2010. In 2009 tuition at mental health schools in Rockville was $4,092 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $650 for mental health related books and supplies each year.
Many mental health graduates choose to work as mental health counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Rockville, your job prospects are good. There were 1,780 mental health counselors working in Maryland and 440 working in the greater Rockville area in 2010. The number of mental health counselors in Rockville is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mental health counselor in Rockville is $41,070 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.