The Best Entry Level Government Jobs
Kyle Stone | GovCentral.com
Median Earnings: $22/hr
Description: Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social workers assist people by helping them cope with issues in their everyday lives, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. Some social workers help clients who face a disability or a life-threatening disease or a social problem, such as inadequate housing, unemployment, or substance abuse. Social workers also assist families that have serious domestic conflicts, sometimes involving child or spousal abuse. Some social workers conduct research, advocate for improved services, engage in systems design or are involved in planning or policy development. Many social workers specialize in serving a particular population or working in a specific setting.
• Employment is projected to grow much faster than average.
• About 5 out of 10 jobs were in health care and social assistance industries and 3 in 10 work for State and local government agencies.
• While a bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement, a master’s degree in social work or a related field has become the standard for many positions.
• Competition for jobs is expected in cities, but opportunities should be good in rural areas.