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

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Taunton, New Bedford and Pittsfield
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Barnstable, Springfield and Boston
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Boston, Worcester and Springfield

Salaries for Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers in Massachusetts

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Boston, Springfield and Barnstable

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  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness
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  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
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  • 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
  • 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
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
  • 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
  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and a master’s degree in 14-24 months.
Programs
  • Human Services , AAS
  • Human Services, BS
  • Features a 100% student-operated internet radio station called The Pulse.
  • Offers on-campus housing options for students.
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), with programmatic accreditation from numerous organizations, including the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CDA) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • 2 campuses located in Hartford and Southington, Connecticut, with online options as well.
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  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • 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.
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).

More Massachusetts 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
Springfield
Doctorate
2,678
Amherst
Bachelor
1,683
Paxton
Masters
1,244
Worcester
Masters
2,872
South Lancaster
Masters
562
Great Barrington
Bachelor
403
Longmeadow
Masters
1,603
Worcester
Bachelor
1,800
Chestnut Hill
Doctorate & First Professional
14,621
Boston
Doctorate & First Professional
32,053
Waltham
Doctorate
5,333
Bridgewater
Masters
9,934
Fall River
Associate
7,388
Boston
Associate
8,806
Cambridge
Doctorate
5,355
Worcester
Doctorate
3,210
Chicopee
Masters
1,258
Worcester
Bachelor
2,847
Milton
Masters
3,182
Franklin
Bachelor
1,302
Quincy
Masters
1,075
Boston
Masters
2,467
Beverly
Masters
3,710
Boston
Bachelor
1,225
Fitchburg
Masters
6,692
Framingham
Masters
5,903
Wenham
Masters
1,648
Greenfield
Associate
2,236
Amherst
Bachelor
1,431
Cambridge
Doctorate
25,690
Holyoke
Associate
6,461
Newton
Masters
1,403
North Adams
Masters
1,841
Brockton
Associate
7,064
North Andover
Masters
2,098
South Hadley
Masters
2,204
Brookline
Bachelor
1,202
Dudley
Masters
1,477
Danvers
Associate
7,107
Boston
Doctorate & First Professional
24,434
Haverhill
Associate
6,526
Chestnut Hill
Masters
472
Quincy
Associate
3,932
Weston
Doctorate
1,511
Boston
Doctorate
4,733
Northampton
Doctorate
3,065
Easton
Bachelor
2,450
Boston
Doctorate
9,103
Medford
Doctorate & First Professional
9,758
Amherst
Doctorate
25,873
Boston
Doctorate
13,433
North Dartmouth
Doctorate
9,080
Lowell
Doctorate
11,635
Wellesley
Bachelor
2,380
Springfield
Doctorate
3,657
Westfield
Masters
5,392
Norton
Bachelor
1,657
Boston
Masters
1,086
Williamstown
Masters
2,073
Worcester
Doctorate
4,158
Worcester
Masters
5,358

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 Massachusetts. 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
Barnstable Town 300 $30,490
Leominster 150 $36,160
Gardner 150 $36,160
New Bedford N/A $30,100
Pittsfield 50 $30,590

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