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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

21-1021 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 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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 57045$28.53/hr$18.11/hr$21.73/hr$30.55/hr$38.16/hr$39.53/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services80$14.94/hr
Education and Health Services4,360$24.81/hr
Other Services180$23.87/hr
Public Administration3,610$38.93/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$30.56/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 180$19.75/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 190$31.44/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 210$25.12/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 260$24.78/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 260$31.22/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 270$30.56/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 280$28.65/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 440$30.62/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 510$30.56/hr14.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 560$30.79/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 570$30.55/hr11.1%
Central Minnesota 630$31.44/hr12.8%
Northeast Minnesota 670$30.79/hr9.2%
Northwest Balance of State 910$30.71/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,130$30.60/hr11.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,720$30.88/hr9.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,010$30.88/hrN/A
Minnesota 8,240$30.79/hr10.6%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Healthcare Social Workers 3,430$31.51/hr12.1%
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,030$23.91/hr5.7%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 3,110$30.53/hr7.6%
Social and Human Service Assistants 10,230$20.24/hr10.5%
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 3,880$29.60/hr8.6%
Marriage and Family Therapists 2,310$33.15/hr15.5%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,770$38.93/hr4.8%
Recreational Therapists 580$24.40/hr13.1%
Residential Advisors 2,640$20.49/hr7.6%
School Psychologists 1,090$40.10/hrN/A


  • Administer welfare programs.
  • Lead group counseling sessions that provide support in such areas as grief, stress, or chemical dependency.
  • Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems to determine what services are required to meet their needs.
  • Maintain case history records and prepare reports.
  • Develop and review service plans in consultation with clients and perform follow-ups assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.
  • Refer clients to community resources for services, such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance, and provide concrete information, such as where to go and how to apply.
  • Counsel students whose behavior, school progress, or mental or physical impairment indicate a need for assistance, diagnosing students' problems and arranging for needed services.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems, such as truancy and misbehavior, and to implement solutions.
  • Conduct social research.
  • Counsel students whose behavior, school progress, or mental or physical impairment indicate a need for assistance, diagnosing students' problems and arranging for needed services.