Missoula, MT (population: 70,460) has one social work school within its city limits. The University of Montana has a total student population of 14,921. It is the 331st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Montana (#1 is Carroll College). To learn more about social work programs in Missoula, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of social work professors at The University of Montana such as Tondy Baumgartner, and Cindy Garthwait.
Social Work students from Missoula schools who go on to become social work case managers, social workers, social scientists, health and social service managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 73,250 people working as social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,470. Also, Community and social services employees make on average $42,750 per year and there are about 1,891,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Missoula area alone, there are 1,250 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $32,710. Social workers in this area earn $41,240/yr and there are 90 employed.
Missoula lies in Missoula county, which is one of the 36 counties in Montana. Overall, the Missoula area has 55,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.12/hr average worker wage, and a $35,610 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.625 out of every 1000 jobs in Missoula are held by social workers, and 22.416/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Montana ends up costing a student $12,641/yr.