Pittsburgh, PA (population: 305,708) has four social work schools within its city limits. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a social work program, has a total student population of 28,328. It is the 712th highest ranked school in the USA and the 62nd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania). To learn more about social work programs in Pittsburgh, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of social work professors at University of Pittsburgh such as James Andrews, Keith Caldwell, Lynn Coghill, Morton Coleman, Kathleen Connolly, and Valirie Copeland.
Social Work students from Pittsburgh schools who go on to become social work case managers, social workers, social scientists, health and social service managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 73,250 people working as social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,470. Also, Community and social services employees make on average $42,750 per year and there are about 1,891,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Pittsburgh area alone, there are 19,870 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $38,030. Social workers in this area earn $53,260/yr and there are 270 employed.
Pittsburgh lies in Allegheny county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Pittsburgh area has 1,114,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.5% unemployment rate, $19.93/hr average worker wage, and a $41,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.238 out of every 1000 jobs in Pittsburgh are held by social workers, and 17.820/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 4 social work schools in Pittsburgh, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chatham University comes out as the most expensive ($23,249/yr) for social work students, with Community College of Allegheny County as the lowest, reported at only $6,309/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pittsburgh|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||50.7 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||54.6 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||77.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||80.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||84.3 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||95.1 miles|