Social Work

The social work major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Understanding of human behavior and community agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in crisis situations and independently.
  • Knowledge of community agencies available to help their clients.
  • Advanced organizational, evaluative and research skills.
  • Capability in dealing with conflict.


Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Affirmative Action Officer
Alcohol / Drug Counselor
Art Therapist
Career Counselor
Case Manager
Child Welfare Worker
Clinical Social Worker
Community Health Educator
Community Service Agency Director
Consumer Advocate
Corporate Trainer
Day Center Counselor
Discharge Planning Counselor
Employee Assistance Counselor
Equal Opportunity Officer
Family and Marriage Therapist
Family Services Social Worker
Geriatric Social Worker
Grant Writer
Guidance Counselor
Health Care Case Manager
Home Health Care Director
Home Visitor
Hospice Coordinator
Intake Counselor
Juvenile Court Worker
Mental Health Worker
Outreach Worker
Peace Corps / Vista Worker
Prison Caseworker
Probation / Parole Officer
Psychiatric Social Worker
Recreational Therapist
Rehabilitation Counselor
School Social Worker
Victim Assistance Counselor
Volunteer Program Administrator
Youth Counselor

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

School of Social Work
p – 516.877.4300

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