Hackettstown has a general population of 10,403 and an overall student population of 2,939. Approximately 2,939 of Hackettstown's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Of the 1 counseling schools in Hackettstown, the largest counseling school, by student population, is Centenary College. In 2010, approximately 10 students graduated from the Counseling program at Centenary College.
A total of 14 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in Hackettstown in 2010. If you decide to attend a counseling school in Hackettstown, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $26,534.
You should also anticipate spending about $950 for counseling related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hackettstown-based counseling schools, you will have an added expense of $9,434 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $29,084.
After graduating with your credentials in counseling, if you decide to work as a counselor in Hackettstown, your job prospects are good. There were 3,400 counselors working in New Jersey and 690 working in the greater Hackettstown area in 2010. Hackettstown's counselor workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Hackettstown is $36,410 per year, which is lower than the average for counselors state-wide.