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Social and Community Service Managers In Demand

General Information

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, not for profit76.24%
  2. Private, for profit12.30%
  3. State and local government7.54%
  4. Self-employed2.87%
  5. Federal government0.99%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Human Services

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+9%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$74,240

Military salary*

$127,244

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State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$95,650
$44,830
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 50%
  • Master's degree 23%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Post-master's certificate 8%
  • High school 7%
  • Some college 2%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Psychology
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language

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