Employment for social workers is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Currently, 5 out of 10 jobs are in health care and social assistance industries; 3 out of 10 jobs are within government agencies.
Most social workers deal directly with the people they serve. Others work as teachers, supervisors, planners, and administrators. Specific career options include: