Social Work Degree at Palo Alto College (PAC)

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Social Work Degree

The social work program at Palo Alto College prepares students for careers as an adolescent specialist, child and family social worker, healthcare social worker, mental health and substance abuse social worker, and more. The program focuses on social welfare administration and counseling, as well as studying organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Program courses include: social welfare policy, case work planning, social counseling and intervention strategies, and administrative procedures and regulations. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer social work degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Social Work Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. PAC offers an associate's degree program in social work.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male1
Female16

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Hispanic10
White7

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Social Work program at PAC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Marriage and Family Therapists

Description

Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, marriage and family therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 41.2% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $21.82
    • Average Annual Salary: $45,390

Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Description

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, child, family, and school social workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.7% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
    • Total Employment: 1,820
    • Average Hourly Rate: $18.74
    • Average Annual Salary: $38,980

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

Description

Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Social Work Programs in Texas

Social Work programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Our Lady of the Lake University - San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 81 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

St Philips College

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Social Work (A)

San Antonio College

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (A)

Northwest Vista College

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Social Work (A)

The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 53 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (M)

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 180 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

Saint Edward's University

Austin, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 280 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M,D)

Austin Community College District

Austin, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (A)

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (A)

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