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Overview

Social workers help people and assist communities in solving problems. These problems include poverty, racism, discrimination, physical and mental illness, addiction, and abuse. They counsel individuals and families, they lead group sessions, they research social problems, and they develop policy and programs. Social workers are dedicated to empowering people and helping them to preserve their dignity and worth. Approximately 649,300 social workers are employed in the United States. Social workers may also be known as case workers. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Outgoing

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Social Work Manager or Director of Social Work Programs

Social Worker

Social Work Assistant/Aide/Technician

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