OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst
In response to a growing population of Americans over the age of 65, the demand for social workers is projected to grow by about 20% over the next eight years. Currently, only nine percent of social workers specialize in aging issues. More than a third (37%) of social workers provide mental health services, 13% work in health services, 13% work in child welfare or family services; and eight percent focus on school social work. Social workers are employed by . . .