Below average

    Seven counties in Pennsylvania rank below average in their number of social workers with human services degrees. According to an Associated Press report, 84 percent of the commonwealth’s child-welfare workers have bachelor’s degrees in human services.


    Eight of those counties  (Butler, Carbon, Forest, Huntingdon, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Montour and Sullivan) report 100 percent of workers have the appropriate degree, but seven (Blair, Cameron, Elk, Greene, Mifflin, Somerset and Wayne) fall well below average in the number of required degrees.

    The state requires caseworkers to have 12 credits in social sciences.

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