If you are interested in pursuing human services, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 human services schools in Tacoma, Washington. With an overall population of 193,556 and a student population of 22,872, approximately 6,651 of Tacoma students attend one of Tacoma's schools that offer human services programs.
Of the 2 human services schools in Tacoma, the largest human services school, by student population, is University of Washington-Tacoma Campus. In 2010, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus graduated approximately 83 students from its human services program.
In 2010, 94 students graduated with a human services degree from one of Tacoma's human services schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,342 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tacoma human services schools was an average of $38,680 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,003 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a human services program in Tacoma. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,427 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,457.
If you plan on staying in Tacoma after graduating from human services school, you should know that job prospects for human services professionals in Tacoma, which is the most popular human services profession, are good. There were 7,820 human services professionals working in Washington State and 1,360 working in the greater Tacoma area in 2010. Tacoma's human services professional workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for human services professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human services professional in Tacoma is $35,390 per year, which is higher than the average for human services professionals state-wide.
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