What can I do with a Major in Social Work?
Public welfare is designed to provide services and support for poor, disabled, ill, elderly, or juvenile clients.
Social workers in corrections focus on rehabilitation of clients.
School systems may employ social workers to help students cope with and resolve emotional, developmental, or educational difficulties.
Child welfare social workers strive to ensure the safety and well-being of children through treatment of the whole family.
Gerontology involves working with older adults, healthy or ill, and their families.
Clinical social workers are found in a variety of settings that provide therapeutic counseling to clients.
Administrators are involved with planning, budgeting, public relations, marketing, supervising, operations management, fundraising, and other crucial responsibilities that keep an organization functioning.
Research provides data and statistics important in program implementation and policy development.
Social workers in this area help people with disabilities to adjust and to lead productive lives.
Social workers in health care facilitate medical and emotional treatment of patients.
Social workers in this area work with existing organizations to improve conditions for specific groups, enhance quality of living, and involve community members in the political process.
Prepared by the Career Planning staff of Career Services at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2005) UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA /ADEA Employer