Employees with careers in family and community services help the homeless, housebound, and inform cope with circumstances of daily living; counsel troubled and emotionally disturbed individuals; train or retrain the unemployed or underemployed; care for the elderly and the physically and mentally disabled; help the needy obtain financial assistance; and solicit contributions for various social services organizations.
Some of the fastest-growing occupations in the nation are concentrated in social services, especially those that involve working with the elderly. Job opportunities in social services will continue to be numerous.
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