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Degrees and certificates in the Social Work program may lead to the following jobs or careers:
1 This job may require a bachelor's degree or higher. Please
review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.
All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence
The field of social work is so diverse that there are many combinations of degrees and licensed credentials that can provide you with a highly marketable set of skills.
Career opportunities will vary widely depending on your level of education, experience and place of employment.
There are three main types of social work:
Possible positions include:
Skills that make effective social workers and counselors include:
The diverse field of social work includes many types of jobs that all have one thing in common: to help people improve their lives in some way. The field includes direct-service social workers, who help people with everyday problems such as job search or applying for government aid, and licensed clinical social workers, who address mental health problems and addictions. Both work in a variety of settings that include government agencies, schools, hospitals and nonprofit organizations. Social and human service assistants:
Careers in social services are challenging but incredibly rewarding. Our dual program emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work ensures that you’ll learn both the theory and the practical skills necessary for your future career.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health-related occupations will add the most new jobs to the economy – nearly one-third of the total increase – through 2024.
CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase through 2024 in Texas of 17 to 25% for various social work positions, and 30% for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.