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Undergraduate Degree in Social Work

What Can You Do With An Undergraduate Degree in Social Work?

Information and Options for Social Work


Social Work Related Skills

  • Assessment & Interviewing
  • Case Management/Coordination
  • Comfortable Using Technology
  • Confidential Information Handling
  • Detailed oriented decision making
  • Effective writing skills
  • Ethical and unbiased approach
  • Evaluation
  • Group Communication
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Leading Discussion
  • Listening Skills
  • Motivating Others
  • Observation
  • Organized Record Keeping
  • Patience/Problem Solving
  • Project Management/Planning
  • Time Management
  • Treatment Planning
  • Understanding Personal Dynamics
  • Working with and Helping Others

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Related Entry-Level Career Titles

  • Adoption Case Specialist
  • Career Advisor
  • Case Aide
  • Case Manager
  • Child Care Work
  • Community Service Organizer
  • Family Assessment Worker
  • Government Worker
  • Mental Health Associate
  • Patient Intake Coordinator
  • Policy Advocate
  • Research Associate
  • Social & Health Services Assistant
  • Social Services Coordinator
  • Wellness Advisor
  • Youth & Family Specialist

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Employers of Social Work Majors

  • Adoption/Foster Career Agencies
  • Child Welfare Services
  • Counseling Centers
  • Criminal Justice Agencies
  • Developmental Disability Services
  • Domestic Violence Programs
  • Federal, State, & Local Government
  • Group Homes
  • Half-way Houses & Homeless Shelters
  • Hospitals
  • Income Management Programs
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Public Housing Agencies
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Residential Treatment Programs
  • Retirement Homes
  • Social Services Organizations
  • Veteran Facilities

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