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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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
211023  Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 5,916 6,826 910 15.38 % 233 91 142 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    5,290  89 % 6,160  90 % 870  16 % $44,100
Social Assistance    2,170  37 % 2,480  36 % 310  14 % $39,550
Ambulatory Health Care Services    1,240  21 % 1,530  22 % 290  24 % $48,430
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    1,020  17 % 1,190  17 % 170  16 % $34,150
Hospitals    860  14 % 970  14 % 110  13 % $58,370
Educational Services    290  5 % 310  4 % 20  5 % $48,440
Educational Services    290  5 % 310  4 % 20  5 % $48,440
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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