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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.

Occupation Projection for Child, Family, and School Social Workers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
211021  Child, Family, and School Social Workers 11,711 12,872 1,161 9.91 % 442 781 116 1,339 Bachelor's degree 

Child, Family, and School Social Workers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    5,120  44 % 5,670  44 % 550  11 % $43,920
Social Assistance    3,340  29 % 3,740  29 % 400  12 % $42,850
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    3,290  28 % 3,480  27 % 190  5 % $49,020
Educational Services    1,730  15 % 1,950  15 % 220  13 % $65,070
Educational Services    1,730  15 % 1,950  15 % 220  13 % $65,070
Ambulatory Health Care Services    830  7 % 950  7 % 120  14 % $47,400
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    760  6 % 780  6 % 20  3 % $39,360
Other Services (except Government)    680  6 % 740  6 % 60  9 % $34,700
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org    670  6 % 740  6 % 70  9 % $34,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises    250  2 % 260  2 % 10  7 % $49,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises    250  2 % 260  2 % 10  7 % $49,460
Hospitals    190  2 % 210  2 % 20  8 % $65,690
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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