With an overall population of 21,413 and a student population of 5,240, approximately 5,240 of Alvin students attend one of Alvin's schools that offer mental health programs.
The largest mental health school in Alvin, by student population, is Alvin Community College. In 2010, Alvin Community College graduated approximately 2 students from its mental health program.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a mental health degree in Alvin. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,114 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,575 for mental health related books and supplies every year.
Many mental health graduates choose to work as mental health counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Alvin, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,630 mental health counselors in Texas, 1,220 were working in the greater Alvin area. The government projects that the number of mental health counselors in Alvin will increase by 14% 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 Alvin is $18,780 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.