Hickory has a general population of 37,222 and an overall student population of 7,202. Approximately 1,674 of Hickory's students are enrolled in schools that offer human services programs.
The largest human services school in Hickory, by student population, is Lenoir-Rhyne University. In 2010, Lenoir-Rhyne University graduated approximately 15 students from its human services program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a human services degree in Hickory. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,200 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,160 for human services related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,540 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $28,210.
If you plan on staying in Hickory after graduating from human services school, you should know that job prospects for human services professionals in Hickory, which is the most popular human services profession, are good. In 2010, there were 17,220 human services professionals in North Carolina. Of these human services professionals, 690 were working in the greater Hickory area. The government projects that the number of human services professionals in Hickory will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for human services professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a human services professional in Hickory is $25,530 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for human services professionals.
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