There are currently an estimated 123,900 substance abuse social workers in the United States. The substance abuse social worker job market is expected to grow by 19.4% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are substance abuse social workers?
CareerExplorer rates substance abuse social workers with a B+ employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 30,400 substance abuse social workers. That number is based on 24,000 additional substance abuse social workers, and the retirement of 6,400 existing substance abuse social workers.
What’s the supply of substance abuse social workers?
The substance abuse social worker industry is concentrated in California, New York, Pennsylvania
Substance Abuse Social Worker job market by state
|State Name||Employed Substance Abuse Social Workers|
|District of Columbia||520|