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Child, Family or School Social Workers

You’re the person who always helps people in need. A career in social work – whether as a child, family or school school worker – helps people get the services they need to thrive and be successful.

The services a social worker provides are valuable and beneficial for the individual and the community as a whole. You help clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives, like illness, medical expenses, unemployment or the challenges of supporting a family as a single parent. You’ll advocate for your client and help them acquire government services and locate community resources, including healthcare and personal well-being. You are an essential worker who steps in to ensure children aren’t victims of abuse and raises awareness of possible mental health emergencies. As a social worker, you are a person who makes a difference.

In Texas, there are three levels of social work licensure established by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, including the Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Most social workers have at least a bachelor’s degree in social work including fieldwork under the supervision of a qualified social worker. The field however is diverse, and there are opportunities for grads with associate degrees and other credentials.

$35,879

entry level salary estimate

$56,024

experienced level salary estimate

2,342

projected annual job openings

Careers in service to our community.

To serve, protect and defend. If you feel called to a career in human and public service, there are many different avenues you can explore. From front line responders and social workers to city planners and environmental scientists, all play a crucial role in the well-being of our communities. For some of these positions, you’ll need a certificate or short-term training, while for others you’ll need more advanced training or a bachelor’s degree.

Human public service

Sources:

Texas Labor Market Information, Texas Workforce Commission. Statewide wages by occupation, 2021. Statewide projections by occupation, 2020-2030.

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