Job Outlook for Master of Social Work

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, employment for social workers is expected to grow faster than the average of all occupations through 2022 and job prospects will be especially advantageous for individuals working in rural areas. Social work is a profession for individuals who want to help people improve their lives!

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook summary  

Occupational Outlook (U.S.) for Social Workers

Quick Facts:

2012 Median Pay $44,200 per year
Number of jobs, 2012 607,300 
Job outlook 2012 - 22 19% growth (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2012 - 22             114,100 
     Child, family, and school social workers 43,100 
     Healthcare social workers 39,200 
     Mental health and substance abuse social workers26,000 
     Social workers, all other 5,800 

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Dr. Deborah Jacobs
Shippensburg University

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