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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Administration
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated at 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • 89% of full time factulty hold a terminal degree in their field.
  • 10:1 student to faculty ratio, and 62% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission(HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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  • Online Master of Social Work
  • Ranked one of the Top Public Schools in 2017 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
  • Earn a Master of Social Work online from top-ranked USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
  • The CSWE-accredited program features live, online classes and hands-on field experiences near your community.
  • Bachelor's degree is required to apply
Programs
  • Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
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).
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science: Social Work
  • Doctor of Education: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage & Family
  • Master of Arts: Pastoral Counseling: Discipleship and Church Ministry
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
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).
Programs
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Online Bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, Psychology, IT, Healthcare Management & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students
  • Provide a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services
  • Give students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.

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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