Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Hot Jobs in Social Work

Social Work Job Outlook  

Great news for social workers! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012), the expected growth for social work jobs between 2010 and 2020 will grow by 25 percent! This percent of growth is faster than the average of all other occupations. 20 percent of social workers will be needed to work with children, families and school social workers, 34 percent for healthcare, 31 percent for mental health and substance abuse while the remaining 16 percent will be needed for “other” social work roles.  

Below are some recent job postings for the areas mentioned above for masters level social workers.   

Children, Families, and School Social Work 

Health Care

Mental Health and Substance Use Counseling



Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2012). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Community-and-Social-Service/Social-workers.htm