Yakima has a total population of 71,845 and a student population of 5,297. Of these students, 4,724 are enrolled in schools that offer counseling programs.
Yakima's largest counseling school is Yakima Valley Community College. Approximately 14 students graduated in 2010 from Yakima Valley Community College with credentials in counseling.
A total of 14 students graduated with credentials in counseling from counseling schools in Yakima in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,619 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Yakima counseling schools was an average of $10,009 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $972 for counseling related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,915 per year, on average, for room and board at Yakima-based counseling schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,105.
If you plan on staying in Yakima after graduating from counseling school, you should know that job prospects for counselors in Yakima, which is the most popular counseling profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 19 counselors in Washington State were working in the greater Yakima area. By the year 2018, the number of counselors is expected to increase by 15% in Yakima. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for counselors.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a counselor in Yakima is $36,290 per year, which is lower than the average for counselors state-wide.