We surveyed 212 substance abuse social workers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical substance abuse social worker. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a substance abuse social worker?

Low

High

Working as a substance abuse social worker typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a substance abuse social worker?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a substance abuse social worker typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a substance abuse social worker?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a substance abuse social worker. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for substance abuse social workers.

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Do substance abuse social workers work full-time or part-time?

90% of substance abuse social workers work in full-time roles while 10% work part-time.