Social Workers are In-Demand!

  • 12%

    Job Growth

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations."

  • 50%

    Higher Salaries

    According to the NASW Workforce Center, a social worker with a BSW who works in a hospital had an average salary of $40,100, and a social worker with an MSW degree in the same setting earned $60,000.

  • 19%

    Career Stability

    Social work jobs in healthcare, mental health, and substance abuse are projected to grow by 19 percent.

Diversity of Opportunities & In-Demand Careers

You are curious about a social work degree and what it might mean for you and your career. Social workers come from a broad spectrum of society and help contribute to a better world in hundreds of different and impactful ways.

  • You May Have a Passion to...

    - Help Underserved Communities
    - Help People with Certain Types of Struggles, Addictions., or Mental Health Issues
    - Research, Improve Patient Care, and Expande What Social Works Can Bring to a Variety of Professions
    - Improve Social Policy and Programs
    - Community Organize
    - Teach Others

A social work degree can prepare you for a career in various industries and qualifies you for any number of roles in the social work field. You may pursue jobs in hospitals, schools, mental health clinics, private practices, or corporations. Most organizations in the public and private sectors that provide community service or support individuals and families in an emotional capacity employ professionals with training in social work. The careers below highlight some of the more popular fields where you can find employment.

  • Career Areas Can Include:

    - Child Welfare - Mental Health - Criminal Justice and Corrections - Policy and Planning - Research - Advocacy - Substance Abuse - Public Welfare - Gerontology/Aging - School Social Work - Developmental Disabilities - Healthcare - International - Occupational and Employee Assistance - Military and Veterans

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