Social Work

Why a Degree in Social Work?

Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people's lives. Social workers help people function the best way they can in their environment, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. Social workers often see clients who face a life-threatening disease or a social problem. These problems may include inadequate housing, unemployment, serious illness, disability, or substance abuse. Social workers also assist families that have serious domestic conflicts, including those involving child or spousal abuse.

Sample Occupations

  • Family Services Social Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Geriatric Care Manager
  • Hospice Coordinator
  • Juvenile Court Caseworker
  • Domestic Violence Social Worker
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Drug Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Adoption Caseworker

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