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If you are passionate about caring for people, from infants to the elderly, helping them overcome their most difficult life challenges, then a degree in Social Work is for you.
Why Study Social Work: You will develop the knowledge, values, and skills essential to making a difference in people’s lives. Work with individuals through Service Learning opportunities with local agencies and begin to apply what you are learning in the classroom. GPC’s Associate of Science in Social Work program starts you on the path to a professional career of helping others. Explore further educational opportunities with our 2 + 2 program and several other Transfer Agreement Guarantee (TAG) partners.
Social Work is a strong growth area. The employment outlook for social workers is expected to increase by 16 percent during the decade ending in 2018, according to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2008, the median annual salary for social workers was $46,220, with the top 10 percent earning more than $74,040.
There are more than 600,000 professional social workers in the United States today. They work in countless interesting workplaces including: