Careers and Outcomes

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The professional helping field

Our graduates realize exciting and rewarding careers as they help real people with real problems. Social workers focus on the influence one’s environment and social or family systems have on their problems. You will be prepared to perform comprehensive assessments and to develop treatment plans with your clients to greatly impact their lives and community.
 
Typically, graduates of our program take on roles as independent providers, developers or managers of social work and/or human services in a variety of settings. Our course work and field training also prepare you for eventual licensure as a clinical social worker in your state.


Social work settings

Our graduates work in almost every setting within the professional helping field. Some of these areas include:

  • Adoptive family assessment and placement
  • Advocacy, consulting and planning services
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Clinical social work
  • Community mental health
  • Criminal justice
  • Crisis intervention
  • Development disabilities 
  • Domestic or family violence
  • Gerontology or elderly services
  • Homeless family assistance
  • Home services
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Hospital/medical social work
  • International social work
  • Military social work
  • Parent education and family planning
  • Public welfare or housing assistance
  • School alternative programs