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 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:

2022 Median Pay

$55,350 per year

Number of jobs, 2022 728,600
Job outlook 2022-32 7% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2022-32          53,800
Projected Employment, 2030  
Social workers 728,600
     Child, family, and school social workers  355,300
     Healthcare social workers  191,400
     Mental health and substance abuse social workers 113,500
     Social workers, all other  68,400

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Contact the Social Work and Gerontology Department 382 Shippen Hall 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1717 Fax: (717) 477-4051