A Career in Social Work

Congratulations on your interest in pursuing one of the most rewarding and challenging professions in the human services.

Wherever there are people with problems, individually or in groups, there are opportunities for employment as a social worker. Your work can be both physically and emotionally demanding, because of its problem-solving focus, but it can also be rewarding. You must be open, honest and aware of your own motivations and background. You must be able to accept people of different backgrounds and values, and be able to tolerate frustration and emotional stress.

Here is a partial list of some of the areas you will find social workers practicing.

Practice Areas

Mental Health Clinics
Juvenile Court
Clinical Social Work
Adult Probation
Community Services
Social & Rehabilitation Services
Public Administration
Adoption & Foster Care
Services to the Mentally & Physically Challenged
Social Planning
Substance Abuse
Clinical Social Work
Community Organizations
Family Services
Group Work
Medical Social Work
Industrial Social Work
Nursing Home Care
and more................