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Fast Facts for Health Social Workers in Virginia

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Blacksburg, Winchester and Charlottesville
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Virginia Beach, Richmond and Roanoke
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Virginia Beach, Richmond and Blacksburg

Salaries for Health Social Workers in Virginia

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Blacksburg, Winchester and Richmond

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More Virginia Health Social Workers Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Bluefield
Bachelor
793
Bridgewater
Bachelor
1,541
Newport News
Masters
4,884
Williamsburg
Doctorate & First Professional
7,795
Harrisonburg
Masters & First Professional
1,234
Emory
Masters
1,026
Ferrum
Bachelor
1,233
Fairfax
Doctorate & First Professional
30,276
Hampden-Sydney
Bachelor
1,122
Hampton
Doctorate & First Professional
5,658
Roanoke
Masters
1,049
Harrisonburg
Doctorate
17,918
Farmville
Masters
4,727
Lynchburg
Masters
2,490
Staunton
Masters
1,685
Arlington
Doctorate
3,609
Norfolk
Doctorate
6,155
Norfolk
Doctorate
22,287
Radford
Doctorate
9,122
Lynchburg
Masters
656
Ashland
Bachelor
1,176
Virginia Beach
Doctorate & First Professional
4,115
Salem
Bachelor
2,006
Winchester
Doctorate & First Professional
3,393
Sweet Briar
Masters
815
Fredericksburg
Masters
5,001
Richmond
Doctorate
4,324
Charlottesville
Doctorate & First Professional
24,257
Richmond
Doctorate & First Professional
31,700
Bristol
Bachelor
224
Lexington
Bachelor
1,378
Blacksburg
Doctorate
29,898
Petersburg
Doctorate
4,720
Richmond
Doctorate & First Professional
1,535
Norfolk
Bachelor
1,433
Lexington
Doctorate
2,181

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Health Social Workers

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

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Health Social Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Health 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Charlottesville 100 $62,520
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford 40 $45,990
Harrisonburg 40 $52,300
Lynchburg 120 $46,420
Richmond 600 $53,380
Roanoke 280 $49,950

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