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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (21-1023)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 436 485 11.24 14 31 50
United States 125200 147500 0.0 4000 9300 15500
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 26.22 14.79 17.89 23.42 31.35 42.03
Alaska 27.31 14.19 17.37 24.58 34.18 42.93
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.51 13.31 15.11 18.98 26.82 33.51
Balance of State 35.72 20.99 25.58 33.52 40.94 48.91

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.