Counseling & Social Service.

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Overview

Social workers, community health workers, substance abuse counselors, rehabilitation counselors, and marriage and family therapists all work in social services. Some occupations, such as Social and Human Service Assistants, require a bachelors degree or less. Most other professions in this category require a Master’s degree.

Salary Info

From the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • 2016 Median Salary: $42,990

Salaries vary widely depending on role, geographic location, and level of experience. Do your research to get a better sense of what specific companies in particular cities are paying entry-level employees. Check out Glassdoor and Salary.com to get an idea. Also, a cost of living calculator can be very useful when trying to compare salaries in different parts of the country.

Organizations

Healthcare, government, nonprofit, educational, and judicial organizations employ social services professionals. Examples include:

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