Family Social Worker

Code: 21-1021.00

Also known as: Adoption Social Worker, Case Manager, Case Worker, Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker), Family Protection Specialist, Family Resource Coordinator, Family Service Worker, Foster Care Social Worker, School Social Worker, Youth Services Specialist

Description: When families are looking to adopt or to help mend broken ties, they turn to Family Social Workers for assistance. Family Social Workers assist both parents and children with regard to a variety of social services and general psychological assistance. They may help find foster homes, assist with adoptions, address teenage pregnancy or misbehavior, advise teachers and help with the overall well being of a family.Family Social Workers need at least a Bachelor's degree in social work or a related field of study. Employers look for candidates that have accomplished some fieldwork in their studies or completed an internship program. Certain industries, such as colleges and universities, prefer candidates with a Master's degree as well as experience in a supervised clinical setting.

Family Social Worker

Typical wages

10% $32,300
25% $38,350
Median $48,430
75% $62,080
90% $80,290
10% $15.53
25% $18.44
Median $23.28
75% $29.85
90% $38.6

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 34,900