Waltham has a total population of 59,226 and a student population of 11,226. Of these students, 5,598 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Waltham, the largest social work school, by student population, is Brandeis University. In 2010, Brandeis University graduated approximately 6 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a social work degree in Waltham. In 2009 tuition at social work schools in Waltham was $38,762 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,166 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $43,032.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Waltham, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 7,490 social workers in Massachusetts, 4,200 were working in the greater Waltham area. Waltham's social worker workforce is projected 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 Waltham is $42,210 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.