Social Work

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND NURSING

Career Opportunities for Social Workers


Created in response to specific needs within the community, the field of social work is extremely broad. Graduates will be prepared to work with under-served at-risk populations and to fill leadership and administrative positions in a wide variety of organizations throughout the community. Armed with the Master of Social Work degree, graduates will hold the credentials required for many desirable jobs at a time, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, when there is both significant demand and projected growth for qualified social work professionals. Some common areas where social workers find successful and rewarding careers include:

  • Adoption and foster care agencies
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Advocacy and Coalition groups
  • Child protective agencies
  • Crisis intervention organizations
  • Disaster relief agencies
  • Domestic Violence Agencies
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  • Homelessness & Hunger Advocacy Networks
  • Hospitals
  • Law enforcement
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Mental health clinics/agencies (in-patient & out-patient)
  • Military Counseling Offices
  • Nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities
  • Policy, planning and research organizations
  • Private practice
  • Rehabilitation centers (physical/medical)
  • Schools
  • Senior Centers
  • Skilled Nursing facilities
  • Social and Human Services Centers
  • Women’s Shelters