Social Work Degree at San Jose State University

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Social Work Degree

The social work program at San Jose State University 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 California 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. San Jose State University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree76
Master's Degree138

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male27
Female187

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian36
Black11
Hispanic96
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White52
Multiple Races8
Non Resident Alien2
Unknown8

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Social Work program at San Jose State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Social and Community Service Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, social and community service managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.5% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 540
    • Average Hourly Rate: $41.92
    • Average Annual Salary: $87200

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, marriage and family therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.8% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 150
    • Average Hourly Rate: $28.16
    • Average Annual Salary: $58560

Counselors, All Other

Description

All counselors not listed separately.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, counselors, all other employment is expected to grow at a rate of 11.0% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 100
    • Average Hourly Rate: $27.27
    • Average Annual Salary: $56720

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, child, family, and school social workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.34
    • Average Annual Salary: $48550

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 California

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,...)

California State University - East Bay

Hayward, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M,D)

California State University - Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (M)

California State University - Stanislaus

Turlock, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (M)

California State University - Sacramento

Sacramento, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

Pacific Union College

Angwin, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

California State University - Fresno

Fresno, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
55.22%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
76%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
27:1

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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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