New Port Richey has a total population of 16,117 and a student population of 10,519. Of these students, 10,036 are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Of the 1 mental health schools in New Port Richey, the largest mental health school, by student population, is Pasco-Hernando Community College. In 2010, Pasco-Hernando Community College graduated approximately 33 students from its mental health program.
A total of 33 students graduated with credentials in mental health from mental health schools in New Port Richey in 2010. In 2009 tuition at mental health schools in New Port Richey was $2,439 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,350 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mental health program in New Port Richey.
After graduating with your credentials in mental health, if you decide to work as a mental health counselor in New Port Richey, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 6,370 mental health counselors in Florida. Of these mental health counselors, 850 were working in the greater New Port Richey area. New Port Richey's mental health counselor workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. 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 New Port Richey is $22,840 per year, which is lower than the average for mental health counselors state-wide.