Child, Family, and School Social Workers


Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist single parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers on how to deal with problem children.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Individual And Family Services
  2. Residential Care
  3. Health And Allied Services, Nec

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 5,770 14.08 10.41 15.91 29,280 21,650 33,100
Joplin MSA 60 12.14 9.50 13.46 25,240 19,750 27,990
Columbia MSA 120 12.40 9.51 13.84 25,790 19,770 28,790
St Joseph MSA 150 13.18 8.35 15.60 27,420 17,360 32,440
Springfield MSA 130 14.44 8.39 17.47 30,030 17,440 36,330
St Louis MSA 1,850 15.15 9.65 17.90 31,510 20,070 37,230
Kansas City* 1,080 16.84 11.37 19.58 35,036 23,641 40,733
Central Region* 190 12.00 9.13 13.44 24,969 18,985 27,962
Northwest Region* 330 11.56 7.94 13.37 24,051 16,515 27,820
Ozark Region* 150 14.31 8.51 17.22 29,770 17,693 35,809
South Central Region* 30 13.21 11.30 14.16 27,471 23,507 29,452
Southeast Region* 80 11.46 7.75 13.31 23,828 16,119 27,683
Southwest Region* 70 12.00 9.10 13.45 24,965 18,930 27,983
St. Louis City* 290 14.48 11.27 16.09 30,119 23,434 33,461
St. Louis County* 640 12.85 7.71 15.42 26,721 16,037 32,064
West Central Region* 130 11.15 6.99 13.22 23,185 14,541 27,508
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 130 13.04 10.08 14.52 27,122 20,962 30,202

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 6,330 8,020 1,690 26.70 240 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 1,270 1,500 230 18.11 37 Good
St Louis MSA 2,820 3,240 420 14.89 74 Outstanding
Northwest Region* 360 390 30 8.33 4 Great
Ozark Region* 320 400 80 25.00 11 Great
Southeast Region* 320 370 50 15.63 10 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Juvenile Corrections (NEW)
Social Work
Youth Services/Administration (NEW)