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Social Worker

Average Salary: $41,110

Education Training: Bachelor's/Master's Degree

Major Industry: Human Services

Related Occupations: Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor, Educational, Vocational and School Counselor; Healthcare Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor

2012 Employment: 10,159

2022 Projections: 11,970

Annual Growth: 17.82%

Annual Change: 396

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Meet Kate
Director of Adoption Services

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Xavier University, Master's Degree in Social Work from Indiana University, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Indiana

What Lead You to Your Current Job: I have always been a person who cared about others. In school, I excelled in math, but that did not interest me – people did. I volunteered in a number of organizations that taught me about what a social worker does. I also wanted to do more than just earn a paycheck.

Job Duties: I work to place kids in safe, loving homes. As the director, I have a nice balance between client contact, staff supervision and administrative duties.

What I Like About My Job: One of the most rewarding pieces is that I work in a place where everyone’s goals are similar. It is always all about what is best for the kids.

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