Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has one counseling school within its city limits. Regent University has a total student population of 4,656. It is the 5495th highest ranked school in the USA and the 121st highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Counseling students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 1,330 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average salary of $62,630. Counselors in this area earn $39,720/yr and there are 390 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.525 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by counselors, and 1.813/1000 are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Regent University ends up costing a student $18,449/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|