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Are you the kind of person who wants to help people change their lives for the better?

Consider the related programs of Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work, both offered with a variety of degree and certificate options at Eastfield College.

What Does a Social Worker Do?

The diverse field of social work includes many types of jobs that all have one thing in common: to help people improve their lives in some way. The field includes direct-service social workers, who help people with everyday problems such as job search or applying for government aid, and licensed clinical social workers, who address mental health problems and addictions. Both work in a variety of settings that include government agencies, schools, hospitals and nonprofit organizations.

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Social Services Careers

Careers in social services are challenging but incredibly rewarding. Our dual program emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work ensures that you’ll learn both the theory and the practical skills necessary for your future career.

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health-related occupations will add the most new jobs to the economy – nearly one-third of the total increase – through 2022. Job growth largely reflects the medical needs of a larger older population and more insured people in the U.S. stemming from health care reform. 

America’s Career Infonet projects job growth increase of from 14 to 25 percent for various social work positions, and 29 percent for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors. High job increase is defined as annual growth over 10 percent.  

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor is also among U.S. News and World Report’s Money Careers’ fastest-growing health care jobs of the decade. U.S. News and World Report’s Money Careers’ lists clinical social worker among its “best health care jobs” of the next decade. 

See more on careers in fields related to Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling.

Degree and Certificate Options in Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling

Eastfield College

Eastfield College is the only one of the seven colleges of DCCCD to offer the Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling programs.

Find out more about degrees and certificates in Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling.