Demographic information on Social workers in the US. The average age of male Social workers in the workforce is 42.9 and of female Social workers is 42.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Social workers is White.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Social workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Social workers need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Social workers need more than the average amount of Science, Social Perceptiveness, and Operations Analysis.
Projections on wages and job growth for Social workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Social workers are expected to see a growth of 16.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.