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May 8, 2019

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Median wage early career: $31,300Median wage mid-career: $44,200Unemployment rate: 3.5%Underemployment rate: 31.5%Share with graduate degree: 47.4%

Social services majors typically choose this academic program to pursue careers in social work or psychiatric case work. Coursework includes skills like clinical interviewing techniques, therapeutic intervention strategies, counseling, rehabilitation, and record-keeping. A common job title for social services majors is “social worker.”