Career Opportunities

BSW social workers are employed in public and private social service agencies such as criminal justice, schools, child welfare, gerontology, health care and mental health agencies. MSWs are most often found in clinical settings such as mental helath, counseling, private practice, addictions and administration. The following are examples of where a social worker might find employment:

Hospice            Addictions Treatment
Hospitals   Schools
Prisons   Probation & Parole
Juvenile Justice   Group Homes
Domestic Violence Shelters & Agencies   Nursing Homes
Social Services   Community Organzations
Mental Health Agencies   Homeless Shelters

Social Worker Salaries

According to the U.S. Bureas of Labor statistics, the average starting salary for a someone with a Bachelor of Social Work degree is approximately $32,000 per year. Payscale.com published this chart of social worker salaries. For more information on obtaining employment as a Social Worker, visit SocialService.com, socialworkjobbank.com, or careerbuilder.com.

Social Worker Salaries

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