Westfield has a total population of 40,072 and a student population of 5,675. Of these students, 5,675 are enrolled in schools that offer human services programs.
The largest human services school in Westfield, by student population, is Westfield State University. Approximately 33 students graduated in 2010 from Westfield State University with credentials in human services.
A total of 33 students graduated with credentials in human services from human services schools in Westfield in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,956 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Westfield human services schools was an average of $24,036 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $950 for human services related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Westfield-based human services schools, you will have an added expense of $8,240 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,566.
After graduating with your credentials in human services, if you decide to work as a human services professional in Westfield, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 15,310 human services professionals in Massachusetts. Of these human services professionals, 1,830 were working in the greater Westfield area. Westfield's human services professional workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for human services professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human services professional in Westfield is $28,240 per year, which is lower than the average for human services professionals state-wide.