Public & Social Services

Public & Social Services

Social Work

Social workers are trained professionals that help individuals and families meet their personal and social needs. This program offers a broad base of classroom instruction and field experiences to prepare you to make a positive impact in people’s lives. Courses cover multiple social perspectives with a focus on the most vulnerable populations.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Social and Community Service Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

    Hourly Wage: $33.07

    Currently Employed: 601

    Projections:

    601 people are employed as Social and Community Service Managers. This number is expected to increase by 9.32% over the next four years.

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  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers

    Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

    Hourly Wage: $19.77

    Currently Employed: 1805

    Projections:

    1805 people are employed as Child, Family, and School Social Workers. This number is expected to increase by 7.59% over the next four years.

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  • Healthcare Social Workers

    Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

    Hourly Wage: $26.34

    Currently Employed: 980

    Projections:

    980 people are employed as Healthcare Social Workers. This number is expected to increase by 9.18% over the next four years.

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  • Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

    Hourly Wage: $26.16

    Currently Employed: 13126

    Projections:

    13126 people are employed as Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary. This number is expected to increase by 7.56% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Arts

  • Social Work

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