Social Work in Nevada

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Schools Offering Social Work Programs in Nevada


Each year, roughly 0.4% of Nevada students graduate with degrees in social work. That means an estimated 187 social workers graduate from Nevada's 2 social work schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Nevada that has a social work program. It is located in Las Vegas. 104 students graduated with a degree in social work from University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2010. University of Nevada-Las Vegas charged in-state students $5,808 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Nevada that has a social work program is University of Nevada-Reno. University of Nevada-Reno, which was ranked 70th in the country in 2010, is located in Reno. In 2010, University of Nevada-Reno graduated 83 students from its social work program. The tuition rate at University of Nevada-Reno was $5,561 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Nevada social work school, average tuition will be $5,685 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,561 per year to $5,808 per year. In 2010, the social work schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Nevada were:

  1. University of Nevada-Las Vegas - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $5,808 per year
  2. University of Nevada-Reno - located in Reno, students are charged $5,561 per year

The social work schools in Nevada that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. University of Nevada-Reno - located in Reno, students are charged $5,561 per year
  2. University of Nevada-Las Vegas - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $5,808 per year

A social work degree from a Nevada school... what next?

Most people who graduate from social work school in Nevada go on to work as a social worker. In 2010, there were 720 social workers working in Nevada. The following counties have the largest number of Nevada social workers:

  1. Clark County - 500 social workers
  2. Pinal County - 140 social workers
  3. Carson City County - 50 social workers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of social workers in Nevada will grow by 15%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 920 social workers working in Nevada.

Salary

On average, social workers earn $64,290 per year. But, salaries for social workers can vary. In 2010, social workers made as little as less than $45,160 per year or as much as more than $87,130 per year in Nevada. The counties in Nevada with the highest average salary for a social worker are:

  1. Clark County - $66,440 per year
  2. Carson City County - $64,240 per year
  3. Pinal County - $58,210 per year

The following counties in Nevada have the lowest average salaries for social workers:

  1. Pinal County - $58,210 per year
  2. Carson City County - $64,240 per year
  3. Clark County - $66,440 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in social work in Nevada and to compare salaries with various related fields such as human resources or social work, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in Nevada
  • Master's Degree in Social Work in Nevada

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,613 miles from location University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas NV 30.2847 53% 29,080
7,784 miles from location University of Nevada-Reno Reno NV 29.9905 49% 16,875
 

Curious what studying Social Work gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Nevada

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Child, Family, and School Social Workers + 2,470 $49,550 28.0%
2
Healthcare Social Workers + 720 $64,290 4.3%
3
Social Workers, All Other + 430 $44,400 152.9%
4
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers + 410 $47,360 57.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are social work related jobs in Nevada