Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has three counseling schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with a counseling program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii.
Counseling students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 440 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average salary of $62,640. Counselors in this area earn $52,480/yr and there are 50 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by counselors, and 1/1000 are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists.
Of the 3 counseling schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Hawaii comes out as the most expensive ($36,023/yr) for counseling students, with University of Hawaii at Manoa as the lowest, reported at only $10,275/yr.