Fort Pierce has a general population of 37,516 and an overall student population of 17,136. Approximately 17,110 of Fort Pierce's students are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Fort Pierce's largest mental health school is Indian River State College. Approximately 18 students graduated in 2010 from Indian River State College with credentials in mental health.
A reported 18 students graduated with credentials in mental health in Fort Pierce in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,246 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 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 Fort Pierce, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 6,370 mental health counselors in Florida, 270 were working in the greater Fort Pierce area. By the year 2018, the number of mental health counselors is expected to increase by 10% in Fort Pierce. 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 Fort Pierce is $27,700 per year, which is higher than the average for mental health counselors state-wide.