In this economy, employment opportunities are of a key concern to the livelihood of society members. However for social work, projections based on U.S. Department of Labor indicate a positive outlook.
Social Work positions are expected to grow between the years of 2010 to 2020. This projection is faster than the average for all occupations, which is only at 14% for the nation. Social work employment growth is expected to vary depending on position, but shows an above average projection for all areas in the report below.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Social Worker Employment Projections
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Social Workers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm (visited August 30, 2013).