If you’re looking for a career with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and an abundance of options, consider social work. Social workers are people who care about people, who want to make things better, who want to relieve suffering, and who want their work to make a difference!
What is Social Work?
Social Work is a profession dedicated to promoting human and community well-being.
Social Work’s purpose is actualized through its quest for social and economic justice, the prevention of conditions that limit human rights, the elimination of poverty, and the enhancement of the quality of life for all persons.
Social Work students acquire critical thinking skills, practice skills, and a range of knowledge which prepares them for working in a number of fields.
Generalist social work practice is broad in scope and a practitioner can work in many settings, including, but not limited to:
- advocacy agencies
- alcohol and substance abuse facilities and treatment programs
- community centers
- community mental health programs
- criminal justice settings
- crisis centers
- domestic violence programs
- family counseling centers
- help lines
- nursing homes
- rehabilitation centers
- senior centers
Some social work majors will go on to graduate school for advanced degrees.