Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has three school counseling schools within its city limits. Georgia State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a school counseling program, has a total student population of 30,427. It is the 210th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University). To learn more about school counseling programs in Atlanta, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of school counseling professors at Georgia State University such as Elizabeth Firestone, Linda Myrick, Robert Myrick, Shane, and Andrew Stochel.
School Counseling students from Atlanta schools who go on to become school counselors, childhood educators, college counselors, health information specialists, 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, Educational, vocational, and school counselors make on average $55,030 per year and there are about 251,050 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 3,460 employed educational, vocational, and school counselors earning an average salary of $56,060. Counselors in this area earn $52,350/yr and there are ** employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by counselors, and 2/1000 are held by educational, vocational, and school counselors.
Of the 3 school counseling schools in Atlanta, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Clark Atlanta University comes out as the most expensive ($22,731/yr) for school counseling students, with Georgia State University as the lowest, reported at only $12,611/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|