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Child, Family, and School Social Workers

in Massachusetts

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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
211021  Child, Family, and School Social Workers 9,472 10,206 734 7.75 % 301 73 228 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    4,580  48 % 5,130  50 % 550  12 % $42,170
Social Assistance    3,150  33 % 3,550  35 % 400  13 % $41,920
Educational Services    1,950  21 % 2,080  20 % 130  6 % $58,580
Educational Services    1,950  21 % 2,080  20 % 130  6 % $58,580
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    1,750  18 % 1,720  17 % -30  -2 % $48,180
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    850  9 % 860  8 % 10  1 % $37,600
Other Services (except Government)    590  6 % 650  6 % 60  10 % $35,410
Ambulatory Health Care Services    520  6 % 660  6 % 140  27 % $46,420
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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