Counseling & Social Service.

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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 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.


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Maine-Based Organizations



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