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What Can You Do With A Major In Social Work?

Social workers provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. They may assist parents who are in need of help, as in single parent homes. They may also arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. They may also advise teachers on how to deal with problem children.


Social Work Program

Career Paths

Administration and Planning

Case Management

Clinical Practice

Correctional Care


Crisis Intervention



Humanitarian Services

Mental Health and Substance Abuse


Program Evaluation


Student Advocacy

Wellness Promotion

Job Titles

Adoption Coordinator/Counselor

Case Worker

Child Welfare Social Worker

Clinical Social Worker

Correctional Social Worker

Disability Social Worker

Forensic Social Worker (Criminal Justice)

Foster Care Social Worker

Gerontological Social Worker

Hospice and Palliative Social Worker

International Social Worker

Juvenile Social Worker

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Medical Social Worker

Mental Health Assistant

Military Social Worker

Nursing Home/Elder Care Social Worker

Oncology Social Worker

Pediatric Social Worker

School Social Worker

Substance Abuse Counselor

Employers/Work Settings

Adoption Agencies

Community Organizations

Counseling Centers

Educational Institutions

Foster Homes


Juvenile Detention Facilities

Mental Health Facilities

Military Bases

Nonprofit Agencies

Nursing Homes


Private Practices

Refugee Facilities


Substance Abuse Centers

Professional Associations

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