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Sociology Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es) and Contacts:
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Longview: Melissa Eaton 816.604.2310
MCC-Maple Woods: Crystal Johnson 816.604.3326
MCC-Penn Valley: Victorie Kelley, Ed.D., 816.604.4455

Medical and Public Health Social Workers Provide persons, families, or vulnerable populations with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses, such as Alzheimer's, cancer, or AIDS.

Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making necessary referrals for other social services.

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (2008): $31.95 hourly, $45,650 annual
  • Employment (2006): 124,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2008): Much faster than average (21% or higher)
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 56,000 additional employees

Possible job titles

  • Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Director of Social Services
  • Social Work Case Manager
  • Nephrology Social Worker

Additional career information