Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has six counseling schools within its city limits. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a counseling program, has a total student population of 380,232. It is the 636th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Counseling students from Phoenix schools who go on to become counseling psychologists, school counselors, counselors, christian counselors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 30,900 people working as counselors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $44,400. Also, Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists make on average $59,070 per year and there are about 219,240 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 1,660 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average salary of $56,270. Counselors in this area earn $43,920/yr and there are 80 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by counselors, and 1/1000 are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists.
Of the 6 counseling schools in Phoenix, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Online Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,066/yr) for counseling students, with Southwestern College as the lowest, reported at only $16,933/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|