"social work," "foster care," and "child abuse" aren't the only skills we found family service workers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of family service worker responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of family service worker skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a family service worker. We found that 69.0% of family service workers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 13.1% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most family service workers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight family service workers were not college graduates.
Those family service workers who do attend college, typically earn either a social work degree or a psychology degree. Less commonly earned degrees for family service workers include a sociology degree or a criminal justice degree.
Once you're ready to become a family service worker, you should explore the companies that typically hire family service workers. According to family service worker resumes that we searched through, family service workers are hired the most by Texas, City of Norfolk, and Sheltering Arms. Currently, Texas has 23 family service worker job openings, while there are 11 at City of Norfolk and 8 at Sheltering Arms.
If you're interested in companies where family service workers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Washington County, Prince William County, and A Second Chance. We found that at Washington County, the average family service worker salary is $48,334. Whereas at Prince William County, family service workers earn roughly $45,030. And at A Second Chance, they make an average salary of $44,970.
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For the most part, family service workers make their living in the non profits and government industries. Family service workers tend to make the most in the government industry with an average salary of $40,197. The family service worker annual salary in the education and professional industries generally make $39,919 and $39,528 respectively. Additionally, family service workers who work in the government industry make 9.8% more than family service workers in the health care Industry.