Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has five counseling schools within its city limits. Seattle University, the highest ranked school in the city with a counseling program, has a total student population of 7,751. It is the 169th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus). To learn more about counseling programs in Seattle, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of counseling professors at Seattle University such as Briana Keller.
Counseling students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 4,550 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average salary of $64,880. Counselors in this area earn $54,910/yr and there are 60 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.041 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by counselors, and 3.237/1000 are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists.
Of the 5 counseling schools in Seattle, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for counseling students, with Seattle Central Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,598/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|