Pittsfield has a general population of 45,793 and an overall student population of 2,836. Approximately 2,601 of Pittsfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Pittsfield, the largest social work school, by student population, is Berkshire Community College. In 2010, Berkshire Community College graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a social work degree in Pittsfield. In 2009 tuition at social work schools in Pittsfield was $3,744 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $810 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Pittsfield.
If you plan on staying in Pittsfield after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Pittsfield, which is the most popular social work profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 137 social workers in Massachusetts were working in the greater Pittsfield area. The number of social workers in Pittsfield is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Pittsfield is $30,670 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for social workers.