Social Workers

General Information


All social workers not listed separately.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government34.30%
  2. Private, not for profit32.65%
  3. Private, for profit25.96%
  4. Federal government4.10%
  5. Self-employed2.78%

Job Outlook

Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 78,300 openings for social workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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