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Social Work


Social Workers are concerned with social problems, their causes, their solutions and their human impacts. Social workers work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Social Work is the profession committed to the pursuit of social justice, to the enhancement of the quality of life, and to the development of the full potential of each individual, group and community in society.

Professional Social Workers are generally considered those who hold a degree in Social Work. Often these practitioners must also obtain a license or be professionally registered. In most areas of the English speaking world, social workers start with a Bachelor of Social Work (BA, BSc or BSW) degree.

Careers

Social Scientists
Wage: $75,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 4.7%
Self Employed: 7.2%
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Employed Part Time: 20.1%

Education Requirements:
Master's degree
Sociologists and Political Scientists
Wage: $68,570
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.0%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%
Employed Part Time: 24.0%

Education Requirements:
Master's degree
Social and Community Service Managers
Wage: $60,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 24.7%
Self Employed: 5.9%
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Employed Part Time: 11.6%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Wage: $45,910
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.9%
Self Employed: 0.1%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Employed Part Time: 12.0%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Health Educators
Wage: $44,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 26.2%
Self Employed: 0.1%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Employed Part Time: 12.0%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Community and Social Service Specialists
Wage: $40,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 25.1%
Self Employed: 0.1%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Employed Part Time: 12.0%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Social Workers
Wage: $39,530
10 Year Growth Rate: 19.1%
Self Employed: 2.8%
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Employed Part Time: 9.4%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Social and Human Service Assistants
Wage: $27,280
10 Year Growth Rate: 33.6%
Self Employed: 0.1%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Employed Part Time: 12.0%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training