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 health, counseling, private practice, addictions and administration. The following are examples of where a social worker might find employment:
|Prisons||Probation & Parole|
|Juvenile Justice||Group Homes|
|Domestic Violence Shelters & Agencies||Nursing Homes|
|Social Services||Community Organizations|
|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.