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

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Shreveport, Lake Charles and Baton Rouge
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lafayette, Houma and New Orleans
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport

Salaries for Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers in Louisiana

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Lafayette, New Orleans and Baton Rouge

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Programs
  • Master of Social Work - Macro
  • Master of Social Work - Clinical
  • Master of Social Work

Why is Boston University ranked #39 in national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2017? And what is the catalyst that prompts 33,106 students to call BU their home every semester? It's in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it. Founded in 1839, Boston University is one of America's largest and most respected private research universities. It offers a unique combination of academic excellence and social relevance for its more than 33,000 students from 135 different countries. 

Programs
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
  • A collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts college with the academic vitality and broad opportunities of a research university.
  • Founded in 1834, its 340 acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Ranked #23 in National Universities in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges from U.S. News and World Report.
  • Its student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, and 58.6% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Its stated mission is “to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity.”
Programs
  • Master of Social Work

Winthrop University is a public, comprehensive university located just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with a rich tradition spanning more than 130 years.

Programs
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree

Our Lady of the Lake University is a private, Catholic university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio. Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, we have developed a reputation for our personal teaching style. Since 2011, OLLU has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are a university that helps students develop their full potential in an environment that's encouraging and stimulating.

Our online degree programs prepare professionals to provide leadership and make scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge in their fields, apply the most current information and technology to decision making and problem solving, work collaboratively, productively and ethically in culturally diverse settings, and contribute to the mission of the University by serving the needs of their communities.


Programs
  • 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
  • There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
  • Study on your schedule - GCU offers many programs 100% online to fit your busy lifestyle.
  • GCU offers a variety of opportunities to reduce the cost of furthering your education. Campus students may qualify for scholarships, while online students can take part in limited special offers.
  • A regionally accredited university, GCU also holds specialized accreditations and approvals for some of our core program offerings.
  • Degrees in business, education, nursing, humanities and social sciences, theology and more. Find the degree that fits you.
  • Talk to us today to learn more about financial aid and start dates!
Programs
  • Master of Social Work
  • The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offers a CSWE-accredited online Master's in Social Work. The GRE is not required to apply to the MSW@USC program. Complete in as little as 1 year with a BSW.
  • 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
  • Master of Social Work - Community Specialization
  • Master of Social Work - Clinical Specialization
  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Community Psychology
  • SJU provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts
  • A Jesuit school with 8,415 students in all programs for 2016 grads &undergrads
  • Institutionally Accredited by the MSCHE and the AACSB (Haub School of Business)
  • 96% of 2016 graduates employed, pursuing graduate study or volunteering full time
  • Qualifying students can receive financial assistance with tuition costs
Programs
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Hybrid Dual Master of Social Work/Master of Education, Human Sexuality Studies

Why Choose Widener University?

At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

Programs
  • Master of Arts in Health & Human Services Administration

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

Programs
  • Online Master of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Ranked 25th among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • One of the world’s leading private research universities.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 9:1, and 56.8% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has an average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, of 96.8 percent.
  • Dedicated to a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education since 1880.
  • Its faculty includes National Academy members, Nobel Laureates, MacArthur Fellows, and more.

More Louisiana Substance Abuse Social Worker Training Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Shreveport
Masters
938
New Orleans
Bachelor
956
Grambling
Doctorate
5,161
Pineville
Masters
1,056
Baton Rouge
Doctorate & First Professional
28,628
Alexandria
Bachelor
2,574
Shreveport
Masters
3,948
Ruston
Doctorate
10,564
New Orleans
Masters & First Professional
4,360
Lake Charles
Masters
8,095
Thibodaux
Masters
6,864
Natchitoches
Masters
9,037
Baton Rouge
Masters
2,103
Hammond
Doctorate
14,744
Baton Rouge
Doctorate
8,288
New Orleans
Masters
2,648
Shreveport
Associate
2,337
New Orleans
Doctorate & First Professional
10,125
Monroe
Doctorate & First Professional
8,541
Lafayette
Doctorate
16,345
New Orleans
Doctorate
11,363
New Orleans
Doctorate
3,088

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 Louisiana. 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge 190 $34,160
Alexandria 80 $41,710
Houma-Thibodaux 40 $45,540
Lafayette 220 $28,230
Lake Charles 50 $43,470
Monroe 110 $38,500
New Orleans-Metairie 260 $39,910
Shreveport-Bossier City 170 $39,590

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