Everett, WA (population: 99,092) has four mental health counseling schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Centralia College, the highest ranked school in this group with a mental health counseling program, has a total student population of 3,574. It is the 4249th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Mental Health Counseling students from Everett schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, counselors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Psychiatrists make on average $163,660 per year and there are about 22,210 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 230 employed psychiatrists earning an average salary of $192,270. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this area earn $72,570/yr and there are 700 employed.
Everett lies in Snohomish 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 0.502 out of every 1000 jobs in Everett are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists, and 0.163/1000 are held by psychiatrists.
Of the 4 mental health counseling schools with a 100-mile radius of Everett, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom comes out as the most expensive ($7,697/yr) for mental health counseling students, with Centralia College as the lowest, reported at only $6,416/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Everett|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||45.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||56.8 miles|