Helena has a total population of 25,780 and a student population of 2,842. Of these students, 1,462 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Carroll College is the largest counseling school in Helena, based on student population. Approximately 9 students graduated in 2010 from Carroll College with credentials in counseling.
A total of 9 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in Helena in 2010. In 2009 tuition at counseling schools in Helena was $22,384 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a counseling program in Helena. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,512 per year, on average, for room and board at Helena-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Helena, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 counselors in Montana were working in the greater Helena area. The number of counselors in Helena is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Helena is $23,160 per year, which is lower than the average for counselors state-wide.