Childcare Career

Social Worker

What do they do?

The main job of a Social Worker is to help people cope and solve everyday problems that they may face. Some Social Workers also diagnose and treat emotional, behavioral, and mental issues.

Job Enviroment

You may find Social Workers in a variety of settings, such as mental health clinics, schools, hospitals, private practices, and child welfare and human services agencies. Most Social Workers work full time, including weekends, evenings, and holidays.

How to become one?

Most Social Workers need a Bachelor's Degree in social work, others may require a Master's Degree.


The median wage for Social Workers in 2012, was $44,200 per year or $21.25 a hour.

Job Outlook

Employment for Social Workers is expected to grow nineteen percent by 2022, which is faster than all other occupations.

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  • Social and Human Service Assistance