Richmond has a total population of 39,124 and a student population of 7,826. Of these students, 3,451 are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
The largest mental health school in Richmond, by student population, is Ivy Tech Community College-Richmond. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Mental Health program at Ivy Tech Community College-Richmond.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a mental health degree in Richmond. If you decide to attend a mental health school in Richmond, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,090.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,060 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 Richmond, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,140 mental health counselors in Indiana. Of these mental health counselors, 230 were working in the greater Richmond area. Richmond's mental health counselor workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mental health counselor in Richmond is $27,190 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.