Portland has a total population of 529,121 and a student population of 80,848. Of these students, 3,523 are enrolled in schools that offer mental health programs.
Lewis & Clark College is the largest mental health school in Portland, based on student population. Approximately 38 students graduated in 2010 from Lewis & Clark College with credentials in mental health.
A reported 38 students graduated with credentials in mental health in Portland in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $35,233 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,050 for mental health related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Portland after graduating from mental health school, you should know that job prospects for mental health counselors in Portland, which is the most popular mental health profession, are good. In 2010, there were 1,680 mental health counselors in Oregon. Of these mental health counselors, 1,280 were working in the greater Portland area. The government projects that the number of mental health counselors in Portland will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for mental health counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mental health counselor in Portland is $44,870 per year, which is higher than the average for mental health counselors state-wide.