Social Welfare Research Worker

Plan and conduct researches for use in understanding social problems.
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Salary Range
$44,000 – $130,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Social Welfare Research Workers do?

Plans, organizes, and conducts research for use in understanding social problems and for planning and carrying out social welfare programs: Develops research designs on basis of existing knowledge and evolving theory. Constructs and tests methods of data collection. Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interview, and review of documents. Analyzes and evaluates data. Writes reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content. Interprets methods employed and findings to individuals within agency and community. May direct work of statistical clerks, statisticians, and others. May collaborate with research workers in other disciplines. May be employed in voluntary or governmental social welfare agencies, community welfare councils, and schools of social work.

Should I be a Social Welfare Research Worker?

You should have a doctoral degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Market Research Specialist, Research and Evaluation Manager, Research Center Director See More

    How to Become a
    Social Welfare Research Worker

    Most Social Welfare Research Workers have a Doctorate. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aaakc9&chl=|||bachelor%27s+%2810%25%29|master%27s+%2828%25%29|doctorate+%2862%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,62
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