Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has four counseling schools within its city limits. Emory University, the highest ranked school in the city with a counseling program, has a total student population of 12,930. It is the 30th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Georgia.
Counseling students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 2,880 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average salary of $66,170. Counselors in this area earn $52,350/yr and there are ** employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by counselors, and 1/1000 are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists.
Of the 4 counseling schools in Atlanta, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emory University comes out as the most expensive ($25,060/yr) for counseling students, with Georgia State University as the lowest, reported at only $12,611/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|