Hempstead has a general population of 56,554 and an overall student population of 13,507. Approximately 12,068 of Hempstead's students are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
The largest mental health school in Hempstead, by student population, is Hofstra University. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Mental Health program at Hofstra University.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in mental health in Hempstead in 2010. In 2009 tuition at mental health schools in Hempstead was $30,130 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for mental health related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,330 per year, on average, for room and board at Hempstead-based mental health schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $34,022.
Many mental health graduates choose to work as mental health counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hempstead, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 11,270 mental health counselors in New York. Of these mental health counselors, 1,030 were working in the greater Hempstead area. The government projects that the number of mental health counselors in Hempstead will increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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 Hempstead is $49,590 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for mental health counselors.