Mental Health/Substance Abuse Social Worker

Code: 21-1023.00

Also known as: Case Manager, Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Therapist, Clinician, Counselor, Mental Health Therapist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor, Therapist

Description: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers focus on patients or clients that are dealing with mental illness or addictions. These Social Workers help their clients find solutions and cope with issues in their day-to-day lives. All Social Workers must have at least a Bachelor's degree. However, those specializing in clinical work must have a Master's degree and supervised experience in a clinical setting. Depending on the state, they may also be required to obtain a license.

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Social Worker

Typical wages

10% $30,770
25% $37,220
Median $48,720
75% $65,210
90% $87,420
10% $14.79
25% $17.89
Median $23.42
75% $31.35
90% $42.03

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 13,400