Social Work OverviewEntry-Level EducationBachelors Degree+Work Experience in a Related OccupationNoneOn-The-Job TrainingNoneNumber of Jobs, 2012607,300Job Outlook, 2012-202219% (Faster than average)Employment Change, 2012-2022+114,100Social Workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Specialized Clinical Social Workers also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral and emotional issues. Social Workers generally work full time and may need to work evenings weekends and holidays. They work in hospitals, primary care settings, veteran clinics, nursing homes, community mental health clinics, private practices, state and local governments, schools, substance abuse clinics, military bases, correctional facilities and child welfare agencies. Social Workers may spend a lot of time away from the office visiting clients.
For more detailed information on Social Work and related careers, click the links below:Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Social Worker
|2012 Median Pay||$44,200/year or $21.25/hr|