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List of Industries Employing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

The following industries employ Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers ,  SOC Code  21-1023  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Master's degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2012 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 2,200 2,400 200
Residential Mental Health Facilities   (NAICS 623200 ) 1,300 1,200 -100
Outpatient Care Centers   (NAICS 621400 ) 1,300 1,600 300
Individual and Family Services   (NAICS 624100 ) 1,200 1,600 400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals   (NAICS 622100 ) 900 900 0
Offices of Other Health Practitioners   (NAICS 621300 ) 900 1,000 100
Social Advocacy Organizations   (NAICS 813300 ) 600 700 100
Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Hospitals   (NAICS 622200 ) 600 700 100
Emergency and Other Relief Services   (NAICS 624200 ) 500 600 100
Offices of Physicians   (NAICS 621100 ) 500 600 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
Other Residential Care Facilities   (NAICS 623900 ) 300 200 -100
Grantmaking and Giving Services   (NAICS 813200 ) 100 100 0

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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