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Careers for Social Work (Bilingual) Program Graduates

Common Job Titles

  • Health educator and community health worker
  • Mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist
  • Probation officer and correctional treatment specialist
  • Psychologist
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • School and career counselor
  • Social and human services assistant
  • Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor

Job Outlook Data

Social workers held around 649,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Child and family social workers will be needed to work with families to strengthen parenting skills, prevent child abuse and identify alternative homes for children who cannot live with their biological families. In schools, more social workers will be needed due to rising student enrollments. Healthcare social workers will also be needed to help aging populations and their families adjust to new treatments, medications and lifestyles.

Social workers who can communicate in more than one language will be in demand as substantial immigration to the U.S. continues.

Where Can I work With This Major?

Employers of Bilingual Social Work degree holders include:

  • State and local government, excluding education and hospitals
  • Individual and family services
  • Ambulatory healthcare services
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing and residential care facilities


» Get information about Adelphi’s Social Work (Bilingual) MSW Degree Program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social Workers, Interpreters and Translators.

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