Fort Myers has a general population of 48,208 and an overall student population of 31,789. Approximately 11,092 of Fort Myers's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 1 counseling schools in Fort Myers, the largest counseling school, by student population, is Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2010, Florida Gulf Coast University graduated approximately 20 students from its counseling program.
A reported 20 students graduated with credentials in counseling in Fort Myers in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,679 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fort Myers counseling schools was an average of $31,938 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for counseling related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,037.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Fort Myers, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 3,530 counselors in Florida, 110 were working in the greater Fort Myers area. The government projects that the number of counselors in Fort Myers will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Fort Myers is $26,280 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for counselors.