Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has 2 social work schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in social work. Bethlehem has a total population of 71,329 and a student population of 20,642. Of these students, 11,324 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Bethlehem, by student population, is Northampton County Area Community College. In 2010, Northampton County Area Community College graduated approximately 18 students with credentials in social work.
A total of 33 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Bethlehem in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,464 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bethlehem social work schools was an average of $21,824 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,862 per year, on average, for room and board at Bethlehem-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,602.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Bethlehem, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 18,550 social workers in Pennsylvania. Of these social workers, 980 were working in the greater Bethlehem area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 5% in Bethlehem. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Bethlehem is $37,770 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.
3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599
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