The following is a list of positions that may be ideal for individuals with an interest in social services, as well as assisting in the care and improvement of individuals, their health, and their community. Opportunities in this field span from entry-level to high-paying positions, and feature jobs both in the office and out in the field.Read MoreRead Less
The following positions predominantly require compassionate individuals with strong communication and interpersonal skills, and span work with a variety of individuals, communities, and settings, from children to the elderly, those suffering from physical and mental disabilities, as well as with families, schools, and organizations. These job descriptions are also accompanied by data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics such as education requirements, median salary, and projected growth.
The following jobs are considered high-paying social services positions, and may involve work in a variety of settings such as clinics, schools, hospitals, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and even private practices. They typically require individuals with strong analytical and communication skills, as well as patience, compassion, and the ability to problem-solve. These positions vary in educational requirements from bachelor’s to master’s to PhD, but all feature a median pay between $60,000-90,000, and projected growth from 14-29%.
Entry Level Social Services Jobs
The following jobs are considered entry-level social services positions, and primarily involve assisting individuals experiencing a variety of challenges in their development, improvement, and recovery. These positions require compassionate individuals who are detail-oriented, and who possess strong communication, listening, and interpersonal skills. All these positions require a high-school diploma, feature a median pay between $20,000 to $60,000, and have projected growth of 16% to 41%.
Social Services Office Jobs
The following jobs are social services positions that are more office-oriented, and all feature providing services with a specific area of focus from schools and careers to marriages and families to specific communities to individuals with a variety of disabilities. These positions are ideal for compassionate individuals who also have strong listening, speaking, and interpersonal skills as well as patience and analytical skills. These positions all require a master’s degree level of education, feature a median pay between $30,000 to $60,000, and have a projected growth of 13% to 23%.
Social Services Field Jobs
The following jobs are social services positions that feature work primarily out in the field, and work with a wide variety of individuals including students, parents, families, community organizations, teachers, as well as individuals with mental illness, addictions, and those currently or previously in custody. They require individuals effective in communication, as well as critical-thinking and problem-solving, with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and emotional stability. These positions require a bachelor’s or master’s level of education, feature a median pay between $40,000 to $60,000, and have projected growth rates from 6% to 16%.