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Social work

Social Work is both an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with helping individuals, families, groups and communities enhance their social functioning and overall well-being. Social functioning refers to the way in which people perform their social roles, and the structural institutions that are provided to sustain them. Social work applies social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law, and economics, to engage with client systems, conduct assessments, and develop interventions to solve social and personal problems; and create social change. Social work practice is often divided into micro-work, which involves working directly with individuals or small groups; and macro-work, which involves working communities, and within social policy, to create change on a larger scale.

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Social Workers 2010 Median Pay $42,480 per year $20.42 per hour Entry-Level Education See How to Become One Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job Training None Number of Jobs, 2010 650,500 Job Outlook, 2010-20 25% (Faster than average) Employment Change, 2010-20 161,200

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