Kent, WA (population: 84,987) has fourteen mental health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a mental health 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. To learn more about mental health programs in Kent, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of mental health professors at University of Washington such as Galen Basse, Chad Driesback, Laura Erickson, David Giles, Janice Von Itter, and George Kenny.
Mental Health students from Kent schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, child psychologists, 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.
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 0.502 out of every 1000 jobs in Kent are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists, and 0.163/1000 are held by psychiatrists.
Of the 14 mental health 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, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for mental health students, with Green River Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,158/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|