Social Work

Social workers help people deal with their relationships with others by helping them solve their personal, family, and/or community problems. Social workers also help people grow and develop by learning to cope with or shape the social and environmental forces affecting daily life. Social work offers the chance to work with and for all kinds of people— regardless of wealth, race, or age—in all kinds of settings. Social workers practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and public agencies. Please note that some careers below will require further education.

Related Career Titles:

Agency Director
Aging/Gerontology Specialist
Case Worker
Child Welfare Worker
Clinical Social Worker
Community Organization Director
Correction Worker
Counseling Coordinator
Criminal Justice Specialist
Developmental Disabilities Specialist
Eligibility Specialist
Employment/Occupational Social Worker
Family Services Social Worker
Group Home Director
Policy Advocate

Related Social Work Links:

National Association of Social Workers
Council on Social Work Education
New Social Worker Online
Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare

Where else can I find information?

USF Department of Social Work
Occupational Outlook Handbook
O*Net Online