With an overall population of 35,133 and a student population of 29,308, approximately 28,017 of Lake Worth students attend one of Lake Worth's schools that offer mental health programs.
Palm Beach State College is the largest mental health school in Lake Worth, based on student population. In 2010, Palm Beach State College graduated approximately 15 students from its mental health program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a mental health degree in Lake Worth. In 2009 tuition at mental health schools in Lake Worth was $1,990 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,750 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mental health program in Lake Worth.
Many mental health graduates choose to work as mental health counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lake Worth, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 6,410 mental health counselors in Florida. Of these mental health counselors, 630 were working in the greater Lake Worth area. Lake Worth's mental health counselor workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Lake Worth is $32,240 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.