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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers



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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,84082$31.69/hr$22.52/hr$24.78/hr$30.69/hr$39.41/hr$45.18/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services2,300$25.26/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration760$39.12/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$24.30/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$29.17/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$22.45/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 60$25.68/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 90$25.36/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 100$24.15/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$38.67/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 120$32.30/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 140$30.15/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 160$32.31/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 190$33.56/hr4.8%
Northwest Minnesota 220$25.01/hr10.1%
Southeast Minnesota 260$32.30/hr9.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 260$25.11/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 270$25.11/hr9.8%
Central Minnesota 300$30.15/hr10.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,840$30.69/hr7.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,070$30.69/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,110$30.53/hr7.6%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Healthcare Social Workers 3,430$31.51/hr12.1%
Marriage and Family Therapists 2,310$33.15/hr15.5%
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists 1,260$49.90/hrN/A
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,030$23.91/hr5.7%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,240$30.79/hr10.6%
School Psychologists 1,090$40.10/hrN/A
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 3,880$29.60/hr8.6%
Social and Human Service Assistants 10,230$20.24/hr10.5%
Psychiatrists 510>$100/hr13.2%
Registered Nurses 69,000$40.26/hr6.6%


  • Assist clients in adhering to treatment plans, such as setting up appointments, arranging for transportation to appointments, or providing support.
  • Collaborate with counselors, physicians, or nurses to plan or coordinate treatment, drawing on social work experience and patient needs.
  • Modify treatment plans according to changes in client status.
  • Modify treatment plans according to changes in client status.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress with respect to treatment goals.
  • Supervise or direct other workers who provide services to clients or patients.
  • Interview clients, review records, conduct assessments, or confer with other professionals to evaluate the mental or physical condition of clients or patients.
  • Counsel clients in individual or group sessions to assist them in dealing with substance abuse, mental or physical illness, poverty, unemployment, or physical abuse.
  • Educate clients or community members about mental or physical illness, abuse, medication, or available community resources.
  • Collaborate with counselors, physicians, or nurses to plan or coordinate treatment, drawing on social work experience and patient needs.