Waterbury has a general population of 107,271 and an overall student population of 9,880. Approximately 6,725 of Waterbury's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Waterbury, by student population, is Naugatuck Valley Community College. In 2010, Naugatuck Valley Community College graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in counseling.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a counseling degree from one of Waterbury's counseling schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,200 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for counseling related books and supplies every year.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Waterbury, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,050 counselors in Connecticut, 270 were working in the greater Waterbury area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Waterbury will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Waterbury, you can expect to make an average salary of $30,840 per year. This is lower than the average salary for counselors in the state.