Palos Heights has a general population of 11,260 and an overall student population of 1,450. Approximately 1,450 of Palos Heights's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Palos Heights's largest social work school is Trinity Christian College. In 2010, Trinity Christian College graduated approximately 7 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Palos Heights's social work schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,959 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Palos Heights-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $7,910 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Palos Heights, your job prospects are average. There were 13,520 social workers working in Illinois and 8,630 working in the greater Palos Heights area in 2010. The number of social workers in Palos Heights is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Palos Heights is $51,660 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.