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Fast Facts for Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers in Georgia

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Columbus and Macon
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Augusta and Atlanta
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Atlanta and Augusta

Salaries for Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers in Georgia

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Macon and Columbus

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Programs
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Available programs include a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health & Counseling.
  • Courses allow students to explore general psychology and behavioral health, as well as several experimental & research concentrations.
  • Psychology programs are available at many of the 11 campus locations across the United States.
Programs
  • BA in Social Work
  • BA in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Non-profit university accredited by WASC Senior Commission
  • Professors with real-world experience and student centered approach
  • Flexible, fully online degree programs responding to the market needs
  • All courses are offered six times a year with clear path to completion and reduced time-to-degree
  • No additional costs for textbooks or other fees
  • Personal support from application to graduation leading to high retention and graduation rates
Programs
  • Online Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)
  • Online Master of Arts in Counseling - Professional School Counseling (PSC)
  • Ranked #4 among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as 2015 Military Friendly School by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 12:1, with an average class size of 21.
  • 85% of faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Online Master of Social Work
  • Ranked one of the Top Public Schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Founded in 1766 as a public institution; it has a main campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey and offers many programs online.
  • Has an average freshman retention rate of 91.8%.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and 38% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has famous alumni including chef and restauranteur Mario Batali, author Junot Diaz, actor James Gandolfini, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.
Programs
  • MSHUS- Organizational and Social Services
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • Human Service Certificates in Child and Family Services
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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Atlanta
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Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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Tallahassee
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Programs
  • MA in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization
  • MA in Human Services, Mental Health Administration Specialization
  • MA in Human Services
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
  • Offers a free student app for smartphones and tablets, helping students keep up to date.
  • Has a Golden Key International Honour Society and SALUTE Veterans Honor Society.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

More Georgia Substance Abuse Social Worker Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Tifton
Bachelor
3,665
Decatur
Masters
892
Albany
Masters
4,033
Cuthbert
Associate
271
Savannah
Masters
6,848
Augusta
Masters
6,588
Columbus
Doctorate
204
Mount Berry
Masters
1,858
Gainesville
Masters
2,883
Mount Vernon
Bachelor
1,034
Atlanta
Doctorate
4,271
Columbus
Masters
7,593
Lookout Mountain
Masters
1,343
Dalton
Bachelor
4,532
Albany
Associate
4,760
Franklin Springs
Bachelor
658
Atlanta
Doctorate & First Professional
12,570
Fort Valley
Masters
2,562
Milledgeville
Masters
6,249
Rome
Associate
4,346
Statesboro
Doctorate
16,841
Americus
Masters
2,405
Atlanta
Doctorate & First Professional
27,134
Kennesaw
Masters
20,607
Lagrange
Masters
1,091
Macon
Doctorate
7,308
Atlanta
Bachelor
2,810
Dahlonega
Masters
5,227
Rock Spring
Associate
2,275
Atlanta
Masters
1,020
Augusta
Bachelor
917
Demorest
Masters
2,283
Waleska
Masters
1,028
Savannah
Masters
3,169
Atlanta
Bachelor
2,343
Thomasville
Masters
725
Athens
Doctorate & First Professional
33,831
Carrollton
Doctorate
10,677
Valdosta
Doctorate
11,280
Macon
Masters
691
LaGrange
Associate
1,755

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Georgia. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Atlanta 630 $37,080
Sandy Springs 630 $37,080
Roswell 630 $37,080
Macon N/A $96,660
Savannah 50 $36,730

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