Hobbs has a general population of 28,657 and an overall student population of 2,841. Approximately 528 of Hobbs's students are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Of the 1 mental health schools in Hobbs, the largest mental health school, by student population, is University of the Southwest. In 2010, University of the Southwest graduated approximately 3 students from its mental health program.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a mental health degree in Hobbs. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,612 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for mental health related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,570 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $16,312.
Many mental health graduates choose to work as mental health counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hobbs, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 11 mental health counselors in New Mexico were working in the greater Hobbs area. The government projects that the number of mental health counselors in Hobbs will increase by 15% 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 Hobbs is $25,560 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.