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Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Job Information

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.


  • Employment is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.
  • About 54 percent of jobs were in healthcare and social assistance industries, and 31 percent work for government.
  • While a bachelor's degree is necessary for entry-level positions, a master's degree in social work or a related field is necessary for some positions.
  • Job prospects are expected to be favorable, particularly for social workers who specialize in the aging population or work in rural areas.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $40,680/yr ($20.34/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors