Kent, WA (population: 84,987) has four family therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a family therapy program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Family Therapy students from Kent schools who go on to become family therapists, speech therapists, therapists, respiratory therapists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,440 people working as therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $54,400. Also, Child, family, and school social workers make on average $43,540 per year and there are about 277,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,370 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $42,180. Therapists in this area earn $65,410/yr and there are 160 employed.
Kent 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 0.112 out of every 1000 jobs in Kent are held by therapists, and 0.977/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 4 family therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Kent, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Puget Sound comes out as the most expensive ($29,490/yr) for family therapy students, with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,906/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kent|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||7.3 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||17.3 miles|