Waltham has a total population of 59,226 and a student population of 11,226. Of these students, 5,598 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 1 counseling schools in Waltham, the largest counseling school, by student population, is Brandeis University. In 2010, Brandeis University graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in counseling.
A reported 11 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Waltham in 2010. In 2009 tuition at counseling schools in Waltham was $38,762 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,166 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $43,032.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Waltham, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 8,010 counselors in Massachusetts. Of these counselors, 3,230 were working in the greater Waltham area. The number of counselors in Waltham is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Waltham, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,790 per year. This is higher than the average salary for counselors in the state.