According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030. While you'll need a Master of Social Work for any clinical work, there are a variety of careers you can enter with a bachelor's degree.
- Caseworker: These professionals counsel and assist disadvantaged individuals or families.
- Guidance counselor: Work in an academic setting to assist students with the social and personal skills they need to succeed personally and in their careers.
- Family support worker: Assists in determining a family's eligibility for federal and state assistance programs.
- Health educator and community health worker: Promote wellness and educate on healthy behaviors while advocating for health needs within a community.
- Probation officer: Create treatment plans to assist the rehabilitation of people in custody, on probation, or on parole.
- Rehabilitation caseworker: Helps individuals with disabilities acquire and maintain employment.
The median pay for social workers in 2021 is $50,390 or $24.23 per hour. (BLS)