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

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Danville, Champaign and Kankakee
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chicago, Springfield and Rockford
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Champaign and Peoria

Salaries for Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Kankakee and Springfield

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Programs
  • Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology program helps students prepare for careers in counseling, marketing/sales, human services, ministry, and more.
  • The School of Psychology & Counseling received a 95% match rate for 4th year Psy.D. student internships in 2015.
  • Programmatic accreditation for psychology programs is provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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
  • Master of Social Work
  • Ranked 33rd among the Best Grad Schools for Social Work in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Founded in 1904 as the nation’s first institute of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers.
  • Provides a rigorous education, including a nationally accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and PhD in Social Work.  
  • Offers inventive programs with hands-on experience.  
  • Incorporates social justice values and multicultural perspectives into curriculum. 
Programs
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities ( beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities. 
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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Chicago
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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
  • MSHUS- Organizational and Social Services
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • Human Service Certificates in Child and Family Services
  •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
  •  Strives to be a student’s partner in lifelong learning; committed to helping them achieve their goals.
  •  Serves students of all ages, from first-graders learning to read to professionals seeking postgraduate training.
  •  Provides career-oriented diploma through master’s programs in fields such as healthcare, business, legal and paralegal services, information technology, criminal justice and design.
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Davenport
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Programs
  • Master of Social Work
  • Earn a Master of Social Work online from top-ranked USC
  • Program can be completed in as little as one year
  • The CSWE-accredited program features live, online classes and hands-on field experiences near your community.
  • GRE scores are not required to apply
  • Bachelor's degree is required to apply
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
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
Programs
  • Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
  • Counseling Psychology (EdD)
  • 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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More Illinois 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
Chicago
Doctorate
549
Rock Island
Bachelor
2,537
Aurora
Doctorate
3,946
Carlinville
Bachelor
617
Peoria
Doctorate
6,053
Galesburg
Associate
2,693
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
6,810
Chicago
Associate
8,633
Chicago
Associate
6,140
Chicago
Associate
10,993
Glen Ellyn
Associate
25,768
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
River Forest
Doctorate
4,126
Danville
Associate
2,832
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
23,401
River Forest
Masters
3,338
Charleston
Masters
12,179
Elgin
Associate
9,613
Elmhurst
Masters
3,184
Eureka
Bachelor
672
University Park
Doctorate
5,692
Greenville
Masters
1,528
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Jacksonville
Bachelor
1,014
Mount Carmel
Associate
4,206
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
7,277
Normal
Doctorate
20,274
Oglesby
Associate
4,103
Bloomington
Bachelor
2,094
Elgin
Masters
1,236
Galesburg
Bachelor
1,371
Lake Forest
Masters
1,456
Mattoon
Associate
7,177
Romeoville
Doctorate
5,347
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
15,545
Jacksonville
Bachelor
648
Lebanon
Masters
3,312
Decatur
Masters
2,376
Monmouth
Bachelor
1,343
Palos Hills
Associate
15,859
Chicago
Doctorate
7,405
Naperville
Masters
2,559
Chicago
Masters
12,814
Dekalb
Doctorate & First Professional
25,254
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
19,005
Des Plaines
Associate
10,805
Bourbonnais
Doctorate
4,636
Champaign
Associate
9,407
Quincy
Masters
1,323
Rockford
Associate
7,923
Rockford
Masters
1,566
Chicago
Doctorate
7,163
Chicago
Bachelor
1,289
Chicago
Masters
5,675
Dixon
Associate
2,700
Ullin
Associate
2,176
South Holland
Associate
6,260
Harrisburg
Associate
2,606
Carbondale
Doctorate & First Professional
20,983
Edwardsville
Masters & First Professional
13,398
Belleville
Associate
13,713
Springfield
Associate
608
Palos Heights
Bachelor
1,367
Deerfield
Doctorate & First Professional
2,783
River Grove
Associate
15,658
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
14,538
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
25,747
Springfield
Doctorate
4,855
Champaign
Doctorate & First Professional
42,326
Joliet
Masters
3,503
Sugar Grove
Associate
8,731
Macomb
Doctorate
13,331
Wheaton
Doctorate
2,895

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 Illinois. 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
Carbondale 60 $19,380
Marion 60 $19,380
Champaign 130 $47,280
Urbana 130 $47,280
Bloomington 80 $37,280
Peoria 210 $29,010
Springfield 110 $48,300

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