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Social Work Schools in Reading, Pennsylvania

Social Work Schools in Reading, PA

If you are interested in pursuing social work, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 social work schools in Reading, Pennsylvania. Reading has a total population of 81,207 and a student population of 15,124. Of these students, 8,281 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.

Of the 2 social work schools in Reading, the largest social work school, by student population, is Alvernia University. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Social Work program at Alvernia University.

A total of 27 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Reading in 2010. If you decide to attend a social work school in Reading, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $14,020.

In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,550 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Reading-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $9,242 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,556.

Social Work Salaries and Career Outlook in Reading

After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Reading, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 44 social workers in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Reading area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Reading will increase by 5% by the year 2018. 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 Reading is $35,320 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.

This Page is Useful for Those Seeking the Following:

  • Social Work Degree in Reading
  • Associates Degree in Social Work
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work
  • Social Work Classes
  • Social Work Courses
  • Social Work Training

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  1. 1Reading Area Community CollegeReading Area Community College

    10 S Second St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19603-1706

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree

  2. 2Alvernia UniversityAlvernia University

    400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1799

    Awards Offered:
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree