Career

Community and Social Services

 

Case Worker

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A-ásocial worker-áwho is employed by a-ágovernment agency,-ánon-profit organization, or other group to take on the cases of individuals and provide them with-áadvocacy, information or other services.

Job Outlook

There were 25 Case Worker job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2841 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Case Worker industry, which includes the Case Worker career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Case Worker jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $36,148.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $32,733.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Case Worker postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $31,989.

Education and Experience

Posted Case Worker jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree76%
Master's Degree24%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

Posted Case Worker jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years71%
3 to 5 years23%
6 to 8 years1%
9+ years5%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Case Worker positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (32%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (20%)
  • English (19%)
  • Writing (19%)
  • Spanish (19%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Case Management (42%)
  • Mental Health (26%)
  • Social Services (24%)
  • Crisis Intervention (17%)
  • Treatment Planning (14%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Psychology (19%)
  • Customer Service (17%)
  • Local Government (13%)
  • Customer Contact (10%)
  • Data Entry (9%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Parenting (4%)
  • Discharge Planning (4%)
  • Developmental Disabilities (3%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Social Work (1%) – marginal value $4,493
  • Hospice (1%) – marginal value $2,647
  • Family Therapy (2%) – marginal value $1,338

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Case Worker skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Case Worker Local Government
  • Case Worker Local Government - C&
  • Case Worker II
  • Housing Case Worker

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Case Worker jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Salvation Army (238)
  • State South Carolina (80)
  • Heart Of Texas Region Mhmr Center (40)
  • Central Counties Center For Mental (38)
  • Healthfund Solutions (37)

North Carolina

  • Salvation Army (8)
  • Premier Recovery (2)
  • Caesar's Entertainment (1)
  • Family Service Piedmont (1)
  • Fhr (1)

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