Careers

What Can I Do With a Degree in Social Work?

Graduates with an undergraduate degree in social work are afforded a broad range of career choices in human services. A social work graduate will have knowledge, skills, and a value base that has been augmented by internships in social services. Our graduates successfully find employment after graduation and a BSW degree also allows eligibility for advanced standing in an MSW program which means completion in 12 months.

Some social work positions accepted by our BSW graduates are:  Ethiopia Adoption Case Manager, All God's Children, Foster Care Certification Specialist, Oregon Department of Human Services, Case Manager, Vista Hospice, Supervisor of Affordable Housing, HARSCH Properties, Child Protective Services, Oregon DHS, Parenting Educator, Coordinated Council for Child in Crisis, Asset Development Housing, CASA of Oregon, Mental Health Specialist (elementary school), Therapeutic Foster Care Skills Trainer, Morrison Family Services, Case Manager, Community Action Resource Program, Social Services Coordinator, Chehalem Health and Rehab

Specific career choices are broken down into categories:

Child Welfare/Children's Services
Group homes, adoption agencies, child day care, foster care agencies, public or private child welfare organizations, early intervention programs, therapeutic schools/camps

Community Organization
Advocacy organizations, community action agencies, neighborhood community centers, consumer advocacy

Mental Health/Clinical Social Work
Community mental health centers, residential treatment centers, day treatment centers, family service agencies, managed mental health programs

Health Care
Health maintenance organizations, nursing homes, hospitals, clinics, hospice programs, group homes

Criminal Justice/Corrections
Parole, probation, police departments, juvenile courts, victim services, substance abuse, domestic violence

Aging/Gernotology
Hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, senior volunteer programs, senior housing, mental health centers, senior advocacy

Developmental Disabilities
Case management, state and local agencies, schools, community-based living

Policy and Planning
Management, administration, advocacy, nonprofits, health and welfare councils

International Social Work
Family planning, refugee services, relief organizations, international aid organizations, international adoptions

Ministry
Youth ministry, solid undergraduate degree as basis for seminary, missions work, church social work, church camp employment, youth organizations such as Young Life

School Social Work
Special education, counseling, behavior management

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