U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Social Worker's Toolbox - 2022

Last Reviewed: June 10th, 2022

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is not a place where you can learn about detailed specifics of the social work profession, but it is a great place to get a cursory overview of what a career in social work can provide in terms of salary, job security, basic ideas of what social workers do, and geographical salary information.

Should I Become a Social Worker?

If you have some basic ideas of what you may need your career to provide you in life, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics can give you a general idea of what social workers do, how much they get paid, what job opportunities in the field may look like down the road and more.

If you are new in the process of figuring out whether or not social work may be an option for you, explore the “Social Workers” section within the BLS. You can toggle between topical tabs that hold various types of information from salaries to job outlook and even similar occupations you might be interested in.

Also, it’s the government, so there is no agenda for them to sell you on the career of social work or sell you on anything at all.