Career Outlook

Social Work

Social Work: Career Outlook

The 2012 US Bureau of Labor Statistics report for social workers provides the following Ohio estimates:

  • Number of social workers employed: 58,430
  • Mean hourly wage: $26.38
  • Mean annual wage: $54,870

Annual employment and mean wage by industry

Industry Employment Annual mean wage
Local governments 18,270 $58,040
State governments 6,960 $44,850
Individual and family services 7,210 $40,720
Federal executive branches 11,020 $71,160
General medical and surgical hospitals 3,610 $61,490
     
Top paying industries    
Federal executive branch 11,020 $71,160
Insurance carriers 790 $67,200
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 90 63,120
General medical and surgical hospitals 3,610 $61,490
Specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals 40 $59,800
     

Career Services

Making satisfying career choices involves self-assessment, information gathering, and decision-making. The Career Services staff offers individual career counseling, workshops, and services designed to help you with career development needs. The staff can provide you with information about a wide variety of occupations, help you explore employment opportunities, and assist you with your job search. Visit Career Services to learn more.