Westfield has a general population of 40,072 and an overall student population of 5,675. Approximately 5,675 of Westfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Westfield, by student population, is Westfield State University. Approximately 33 students graduated in 2010 from Westfield State University with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a social work degree in Westfield. If you decide to attend one of Westfield's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,956 per year in instate tuition and $24,036 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $950 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Westfield. And if you live on campus at one of the Westfield-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $8,240 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,566.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Westfield, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 11,660 social workers in Massachusetts. Of these social workers, 1,150 were working in the greater Westfield area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 14% in Westfield. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Westfield, you can expect to make an average salary of $52,760 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.