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

Sociologists and Political Scientists
Wage: $122,510
10 Year Growth Rate: 9.0%
Education Requirements:
Master's degree
Social Scientists
Wage: $95,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 4.7%
Education Requirements:
Master's degree
Social and Community Service Managers
Wage: $74,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 15.0%
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Health Educators
Wage: $64,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 26.2%
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Wage: $60,250
10 Year Growth Rate: 4.0%
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Social Workers
Wage: $50,390
10 Year Growth Rate: 12.0%
Education Requirements:

Social and Human Service Assistants
Wage: $37,610
10 Year Growth Rate: 17.0%
Education Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent