Community & Social Service Occupations

The most recent data of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019) states the following:

Employment in community and social service occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 348,600 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. In addition to counselors and social workers, this group includes religious workers.

The median annual wage for community and social service occupations was $46,090 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.

(Source: bls.gov)

Community & Social Service Jobs

Below you find a list of community and social service positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position, and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.

OccupationJob SummaryEntry-Level Education2019 Median Pay
Health Educators and Community Health WorkersHealth educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.Bachelor's degree$46,910
Marriage and Family TherapistsMarriage and family therapists help people manage and overcome problems with family and other relationships.Master's degree$49,610
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment SpecialistsProbation officers and correctional treatment specialists assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole.Bachelor's degree$54,290
Rehabilitation CounselorsRehabilitation counselors help people with physical, mental, developmental, or emotional disabilities live independently.Master's degree$35,950
School and Career CounselorsSchool counselors help students develop the academic and social skills needed to succeed. Career counselors help people choose a path to employment.Master's degree$57,040
Social and Human Service AssistantsSocial and human service assistants provide client services in a variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work.High school diploma or equivalent$35,060
Social WorkersSocial workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives.Bachelor's degree$50,470
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health CounselorsSubstance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors provide treatment and advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, or other mental or behavioral problems.Bachelor's degree$46,240

(Source: bls.gov)

Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers

Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them!

  1. Accomplishments
  2. Adaptability
  3. Admission
  4. Behavioral
  5. Career Change
  6. Career Goals
  7. Communication
  8. Competency
  9. Conflict Resolution
  10. Creative Thinking
  11. Cultural Fit
  12. Customer Service
  13. Direct
  14. Experience
  15. Government
  16. Graduate
  17. Growth Potential
  18. Honesty & Integrity
  19. Illegal
  20. Inappropriate
  21. Job Satisfaction
  22. Leadership
  23. Management
  24. Entry-Level & No experience
  25. Performance-Based
  26. Personal
  27. Prioritization & Time Management
  28. Problem-solving
  29. Salary
  30. Situational & Scenario-based
  31. Stress Management
  32. Teamwork
  33. Telephone Interview
  34. Tough
  35. Uncomfortable
  36. Work Ethic