Coos Bay has a general population of 15,374 and an overall student population of 2,206. Approximately 2,206 of Coos Bay's students are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
The largest counseling school in Coos Bay, by student population, is Southwestern Oregon Community College. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Southwestern Oregon Community College with credentials in counseling.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in Coos Bay in 2010. In 2009 tuition at counseling schools in Coos Bay was $3,912 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,330 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,272.
Many counseling graduates choose to work as counselors after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Coos Bay, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 24 counselors in Oregon were working in the greater Coos Bay area. Coos Bay's counselor workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
As a counselor in Coos Bay, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,240 per year. This is lower than the average salary for counselors in the state.