Rochester, NY (population: 205,236) has six counseling schools within its city limits. University of Rochester, the highest ranked school in the city with a counseling program, has a total student population of 9,506. It is the 76th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Counseling students from Rochester 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 Rochester area alone, there are 680 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average salary of $60,660. Counselors in this area earn $34,810/yr and there are 120 employed.
Rochester lies in Monroe county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Rochester area has 489,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.32/hr average worker wage, and a $42,270 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.243 out of every 1000 jobs in Rochester are held by counselors, and 1.397/1000 are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists.
Of the 6 counseling schools in Rochester, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Rochester comes out as the most expensive ($30,317/yr) for counseling students, with Monroe Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,726/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rochester|
|Niagara Falls||NY||50,692||1||24.6139||10||70.9 miles|
|Painted Post||NY||-||1||33.1704||2||74.7 miles|