By Bethany Alioto Period 2
Career Details: Duties, Working Schedule, Working Location, Salary:
There are two main types of social workers: direct-service social workers, who help people solve and cope with problems of their everyday lives, and clinical social workers, who diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.
They generally work full time and may need to work evenings and weekends to see clients or attend meetings.
Social workers work in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, hospitals, and private practices.
The median annual wage in May 2010 were the following:
- $51,500 for all other social workers
- $47,230 for healthcare social workers
- $40,210 for child, family, and school social workers
- $38,600 for mental health and substance abuse social workers.
Colleges that offer this major is UIC in Chicago and Northeaster University.