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

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Mount Vernon, Yakima and Spokane
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Kennewick, Seattle and Bellingham
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Seattle, Spokane and Yakima

Salaries for Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers in Washington

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Kennewick, Seattle and Spokane

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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
  • 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 Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Certificate in Trauma
  • Let Regent Lead The Way
  • No matter your passion, you'll find your place at Regent! Choose from more than 95 areas of study in the subject areas employers demand.
Programs
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
  • M.A. 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 WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
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
  • 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
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • 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.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!
Programs
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Online bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, IT, Healthcare Management, Pscyhology & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students

More Washington 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
Seattle
Doctorate
916
Kenmore
Doctorate & First Professional
1,103
Bellevue
Bachelor
12,305
Ellensburg
Masters
10,505
Bellevue
Masters
3,566
Vancouver
Associate
9,705
Lakewood
Associate
9,829
Pasco
Associate
6,393
Cheney
Doctorate
10,686
Lynnwood
Associate
8,435
Spokane
Doctorate & First Professional
6,873
Toppenish
Masters
1,198
Des Moines
Associate
5,859
Longview
Associate
3,348
Bellingham
Bachelor
584
Kirkland
Masters
1,259
Bremerton
Bachelor
6,623
Tacoma
Masters
3,661
Port Angeles
Bachelor
3,180
Lakewood
Associate
7,504
Lacey
Masters
1,605
Seattle
Associate
6,810
Seattle
Doctorate
3,842
Seattle
Doctorate
7,529
Mount Vernon
Associate
5,727
Spokane
Associate
9,623
Tacoma
Masters
2,772
Seattle
Doctorate
40,218
Tacoma
Masters
2,653
College Place
Masters
1,829
Pullman
Doctorate & First Professional
24,396
Wenatchee
Associate
3,150
Bellingham
Masters
14,276
Walla Walla
Bachelor
1,489
Spokane
Masters
2,607
Yakima
Associate
4,354

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 Washington. 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
Kennewick 50 $50,190
Richland 50 $50,190
Olympia 50 $41,970
Tumwater 50 $41,970
Seattle 1400 $50,880
Tacoma 1400 $50,880
Bellevue 1400 $50,880
Spokane 450 $47,790
Spokane Valley 450 $47,790
Yakima 40 $55,100

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