Looking to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities? Social workers do just that by working to create new programs and/or changing social policy.
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Put Your Degree to Work
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
Community and social service occupations include social workers, counselors, and religious workers. Employment of community and social service occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 257,700 jobs. Most new jobs in this occupational group will be in the healthcare and social assistance industry. The median annual wage for community and social service occupations was $41,290 in May 2014, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $35,540.