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Social Work Job Outlook  

Great news for social workers! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012), the expected growth for social work jobs between 2010 and 2020 will grow by 25 percent! This percent of growth is faster than the average of all other occupations. 20 percent of social workers will be needed to work with children, families and school social workers, 34 percent for healthcare, 31 percent for mental health and substance abuse while the remaining 16 percent will be needed for “other” social work roles.  

Children, Families, and School Social Work 


Social Work I or Social Worker II – Metropolitan Family Services


Tier I Positive Behavior Specialist, Tier II Interventions Specialist, Universal Supports Manager, Attendance and Truancy Specialist/Manager, Students in Temporary living Situations Program Resource & Training Coordinator, Crisis Coordinator – Chicago Public School District


Child Welfare Services Supervisor (Foster Care) –Lawrence Hall Youth Services


Child Protection Specialist, Child Welfare Specialist – Department of Children and Family Services-Illinois




Health Care


Social Worker MSW – Mayo Clinic


Team Social Worker – Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care


Social Worker LSW/LCSW – Northwestern Memorial HealthCare




Mental Health and Substance Use Counseling


Addictions Counselor, Social Worker, AODA Counselor – Rogers Memorial Hospital


Staff Therapist, Crisis Worker – Community Counseling Centers of Chicago


Clinical Therapist – City of Chicago






Social Worker – United States Army 


Social Worker – Department of Veterans Affairs



Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2012). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Community-and-Social-Service/Social-workers.htm


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