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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
$25.38 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  15.4%    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.
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Job Title Examples:

Caseworker
Foster Care Social Worker
Mental Health Therapist

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