Community and Social Service Occupations
Community and social service occupations include social workers, counselors, and religious workers. Employment of community and social service occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 371,900 jobs. Most projected new jobs in this occupational group are in counselor and social worker occupations, as their services will continue to be needed in areas such as drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation counseling, and also for school and career counseling.
The median annual wage for community and social service occupations was $43,840 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.