Career Choices for Social Work Majors
Education in social work prepares students for careers working with children, youth families and adults.
Possible Fields of Practice
- Aging & Gerontology
- Child Welfare& Family Services
- Developmental Disabilities
- Mental Health
- Substance Abuse
- Health Care
- Juvenile Justice
- Justice & Correction
- Policy Planning
- School Social Work
- Politics/Public Welfare
Quick Facts: Social Work Employability
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s Degree|
|2018 Median Pay||$49,470 per year|
|Job Outlook 2018-2028||Up 11% (much faster than average)|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook (2018)
Social workers help people cope with challenges in their lives. They help with a wide range of situations, such as adopting a child or being diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Advocacy is an important aspect of social work. Social workers advocate or raise awareness with and on behalf of their clients and the social work profession on local, state, and national levels. ~ https://collegegrad.com/careers/social-workers
PSU Social Work BSWs have the opportunity to attend a variety of colleges to receive a master’s degree with a 4+1 agreement. *Certain conditions apply.