The PathMatch Guide to

Social Work

A Day in the Life

Social Workers essentially help people deal with challenges in their lives. They work with individuals and families to help them create goals to deal with recent developments in their lives and advocate for a variety of community resources. Social Workers also can diagnose and treat mental and behavioral issues and can provide psychotherapy services.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Ability to actively and empathetically listen to clients
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced understanding of human psychology

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

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Example Jobs

Real World Professionals

Growth Path

  1. Mental Health & Substance Abuse
  2. Child, Family, & School
  3. Healthcare
  4. General
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Demand for Talent

  • Overall employment for social workers is projected to increase by 13% from 2019 to 2029
  • Social workers will always be in high demand because they are some of the only professionals equipped to respond to domestic issues within families

Compensation

$46.6K
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
$47.4K
Child, Family, & School
$56.7
Healthcare
$61.2
General

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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