Pocatello has a general population of 51,466 and an overall student population of 13,585. Approximately 13,493 of Pocatello's students are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Idaho State University is the largest mental health school in Pocatello, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 14 students graduated from the Mental Health program at Idaho State University.
A reported 14 students graduated with credentials in mental health in Pocatello in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,092 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Pocatello mental health schools was an average of $24,894 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mental health program in Pocatello. And if you live on campus at one of the Pocatello-based mental health schools, you will have an added expense of $5,050 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,042.
After graduating with your credentials in mental health, if you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Pocatello, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,090 mental health counselors in Idaho, 190 were working in the greater Pocatello area. Pocatello's mental health counselor workforce is projected to increase by 31% 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 Pocatello is $34,360 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.