Social Work

Social workers help people deal with their relationships with others by helping them solve their personal, family, and/or community problems. Social workers also help people grow and develop by learning to cope with or shape the social and environmental forces affecting daily life. Social work offers the chance to work with and for all kinds of people— regardless of wealth, race, or age—in all kinds of settings. Social workers practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and public agencies.

Related career titles

Agency director
Aging/gerontology specialist
Case worker
Child welfare worker
Clinical social worker
Community organization director
Correction worker
Counseling coordinator
Criminal justice specialist
Developmental disabilities specialist
Eligibility specialist
Employment/occupational social worker
Family services social worker
Group home director
Mental health worker
Policy advocate
Social worker
Substance abuse counselor
Vocational rehabilitation counselor

Resources available at the Career Center*

Career Opportunities in Health Care
Career Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector
Careers for Caring People and Other Sensitive Types
Careers for Good Samaritan and Other Humanitarian Types
Careers in Child Care
Careers in Social and Rehabilitation Services
Opportunities in Counseling and Development Careers
Opportunities in Social Work Careers

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Related social work links

K-State Department of Social Work

National Association of Social Workers

Council on Social Work Education

New Social Worker Online

Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare