Social Work Jobs to Explore
Social work jobs are as diverse as the field itself, and for those who have answered the call to serve others, earning a Master of Social Work (MSW) provides you with the chance to elevate your social work career and strengthen your community impact.
MSW careers extend beyond social work jobs, and the relevance that an MSW has can be applied in fields that range from business development and legal services, to media and communications and legal services. The professional opportunities in social work are expansive and sometimes have cross-sector applicability, which is why our online MSW program prepares you to take on roles in a variety of areas.
See our infographic below to gain a better understanding of how a background in social work might help your career across different industries:
Increase Your Value
An MSW can set you on the path for personal success, even as you work toward having an invaluable impact in your community. While holders of a Bachelor of Social Work are generally prepared to take entry-level positions in the field, those who have earned an MSW are often considered for more advanced employment in clinical settings like hospitals and healthcare facilities. Additionally, a master’s degree will likely be essential for social workers who wish to establish a private practice or seek an administrative position. An advanced degree can also increase your earning power in a field expected to grow 16 percent by 2026.1 A Master of Social Work salary tends to be at least $10,000 higher than that of a bachelor’s degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the top 10 percent of social workers earn an average of nearly $80,000, generally in positions reserved for master’s-prepared social workers and others in leadership roles.2
"The goal is not just to create social workers, but to create more self-aware people
in the world…. To do with this degree is to go out and heal the world."
Director of Graduate Recruitment & Admissions
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1. Retrieved on December 13, 2017, from blogs.yu.edu/news/onward-and-upward/
2. Retrieved on December 20, 2017, from forbes.com/sites/schifrin/2015/07/29/top-50-roi-colleges-2015-grateful-grads-index/#1e54270b23ed