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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Careers in Social Work 

Learn about careers in social work through the Career Center here.

Child and family social workers: protect vulnerable children and help families in need

School social workers: develop strategies to improve grades and social development

Healthcare social workers: help patients understand diagnoses and adjust their lifestyle

Mental health and substance abuse workers: help clients with mental illnesses or addictions

*K-State provides courses for a BSW graduate to sit for the Licensed Addictions Counselor licensing exam

Probation officers and correctional specialists: rehabilitate offenders

Policy and community social workers: promote social change through education, legislation, and  community interventions

Administrative social workers: hold leadership roles in organizations such as nonprofits, hospitals, and schools

Job Outlook

2018 Median Salary with bachelor's degree

$37,000  per year

Entry-Level EducationSee How to Become One
Work Experience in a Related OccupationNone
On-the-job TrainingSee How to Become One
Numbers of Jobs, 2018707,400
Job Outlook, 2018-2811%
Employment Change, 2018-2881,200

*From Bureau of Labor Statistics