1. Skip to content

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

Assess and treat people who struggle with addiction to substances such as alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Above the statewide median
$29.00 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  17.8%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Assist clients in handling details of daily life.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.
  • Refer clients to community or social service programs.
  • Maintain client records.
Read more about the job

Job Title Examples:

Caseworker
Foster Care Social Worker
Mental Health Therapist

See more job title examples

View All Career Information


 

O*NET in-it

This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.