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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

in Massachusetts

Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.

Occupation Projection for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

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Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
211023  Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 6,883 7,854 971 14.11 % 265 468 97 830 Bachelor's degree 

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    6,100  89 % 6,910  88 % 810  13 % $44,510
Ambulatory Health Care Services    1,720  25 % 1,930  25 % 210  12 % $49,850
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    1,660  24 % 2,010  26 % 350  21 % $33,290
Social Assistance    1,560  23 % 1,750  22 % 190  12 % $41,320
Hospitals    1,160  17 % 1,220  16 % 60  6 % $56,810
Educational Services    240  3 % 270  3 % 30  13 % $45,670
Educational Services    240  3 % 270  3 % 30  13 % $45,670
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    140  2 % 150  2 % 10  6 % $48,240
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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