Social Service Careers Expected to Grow Over the Next 8 Years

Social services are an important part of our society’s wellbeing, and career opportunities in this field are continuing to grow. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a projected an average 12 percent increase in job demand for the social services field through 2024. This puts social service careers just behind healthcare careers in terms of growth, which have a projected 14 percent general increase in demand for the same time

Below are the top social service careers expected to follow this growth pattern in the next 8 years.


The individual growth rate for clinical psychologists alone is nearly 20 percent, much of that growth driven by schools, hospitals, and social services agencies. Their job is to diagnose and treat behavioral and mental issues, which will especially be in demand by war veterans and a large aging population.

Licensed clinical social workers

Within the licensed clinical social workers field, substance abuse and healthcare social workers are expected to see an increase in demand of 19 percent. More and more people are seeking treatment for substance abuse and mental illness, the main driving factor of the position’s growth.

Licensed professional counselors

Both of the main professionals without counseling will see a huge increase, with growth for mental health counselors at 20 percent and marriage and family counselors at 15 percent. A new age concerned for mental health and wellbeing, as well as a general acceptance of seeking help for family and marriage issues accounts for this forecasted increase in staffing.

These are just the top growth-leading professions in social services. All positions will see a generous increase as mental and social health become a top priority. Now is a great time to secure your social service career with the help of Alignstaffing.

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