Career Outlook for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

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Also known as:
Community Mental Health Social Worker, Drug Abuse Social Worker, Psychiatric Social Worker, Psychotherapist Social Worker

The overall job outlook for Mental Health or Substance Abuse Social Worker careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 7.20 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 0.45 percent per year. Demand for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers is expected to go up, with an expected 27,010 new jobs filled by 2029. This represents an annual increase of 2.57 percent over the next few years. Join our career community today!

TOP STATES

There are currently more Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers in the following states

California 16,920
New York 11,020
Pennsylvania 7,920
Ohio 7,090
Massachusetts 6,920
Texas 5,150
Virginia 4,310
BOTTOM STATES

The states below have the least number of filled positions for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

West Virginia
110
North Dakota
220
Alaska
240
Wyoming
270
Montana
300
South Dakota
320
Puerto Rico
360