Community & Social Service Occupations
The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021) states the following:
Community and social service workers promote wellness to help people cope with or overcome challenges.
Overall employment in community and social service occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 294,600 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 318,400 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
The median annual wage for this group was $48,410 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
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.
|Occupation||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2021 Median Pay|
|Health Educators and Community Health Workers||Health 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||$48,860|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||Marriage and family therapists help people manage and overcome problems with family and other relationships.||Master's degree||$49,880|
|Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists||Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole.||Bachelor's degree||$60,250|
|Rehabilitation Counselors||Rehabilitation counselors help people with physical, mental, developmental, or emotional disabilities live independently.||Master's degree||$38,560|
|School and Career Counselors||School counselors help students develop the academic and social skills needed to succeed. Career counselors help people choose a path to employment.||Master's degree||$60,510|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||Social and human service assistants provide client services in a variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work.||High school diploma or equivalent||$37,610|
|Social Workers||Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives.||Bachelor's degree||$50,390|
|Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors||Substance 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||$48,520|
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!
- Career Change
- Career Goals
- Conflict Resolution
- Creative Thinking
- Cultural Fit
- Customer Service
- Growth Potential
- Honesty & Integrity
- Job Satisfaction
- Entry-Level & No experience
- Prioritization & Time Management
- Situational & Scenario-based
- Stress Management
- Telephone Interview
- Work Ethic