Salem has a general population of 40,407 and an overall student population of 10,125. Approximately 10,125 of Salem's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Salem, by student population, is Salem State University. In 2010, approximately 100 students graduated from the Social Work program at Salem State University.
In 2010, 100 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Salem's social work schools. Tuition in 2009 at Salem's social work schools was $19,443 per year for instate students and $25,583 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,439 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,148.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Salem, your job prospects are good. There were 11,660 social workers working in Massachusetts and 430 working in the greater Salem area in 2010. Salem's social worker workforce is projected to increase by 14% 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 Salem is $54,830 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.