Gary, IN (population: 94,891) has one counseling school within its city limits. Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest has a total student population of 8,117. It is the 5744th highest ranked school in the USA and the 111th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Counseling students from Gary 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 Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area alone, there are 450 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average salary of $55,790. Counselors in this area earn $43,220/yr and there are 340 employed.
Gary lies in Lake county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area has 383,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Gary are held by counselors, and 1/1000 are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest ends up costing a student $11,303/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gary|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||9.9 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||13.8 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||16.6 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||18.0 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||20.9 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||20.9 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||23.9 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||24.1 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||24.2 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||26.4 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||30.7 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||32.0 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||34.1 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||37.7 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||39.0 miles|