Career Profile

Child, Family, & School Social Workers

Education Bachelor's degree
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $45,700
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives.

General Information

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

Child, Family, & School Social Workers

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 91 openings per year are projected for Child, Family, & School Social Workers.


Employment Change

Employment for Child, Family, & School Social Workers is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 18.9% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $21.98/hour. Entry level workers are paid $16.43, while experienced workers are paid $24.76. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 635 Child, Family, & School Social Workers in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 755.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Child, Family, & School Social Workers are Elementary and Secondary Schools, Individual and Family Services, and Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Child, Family, & School Social Workers include Therapy and Counseling, Psychology, and English Language.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Child, Family, & School Social Workers is Postgraduate degree. 83% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET