What Types of Social Workers Are There?

Whether you’re already practicing in the field or looking for a new and rewarding career helping others, social work offers a wide variety of opportunities working with people of all ages and from all walks of life. Social workers are found in public agencies, schools, nursing homes, private practices, police departments, courts, hospitals, and many other settings and environments. In addition to the variety of career paths in social work, the number of opportunities means social workers can align their career with their passions and interests.

For example, would you like to work with children? Or perhaps you would like to help veterans reintegrate into society after combat? Would you prefer to help individuals and families who are experiencing medical hardships? Or maybe you see yourself implementing social programs aimed at improving entire communities?

In any case, the field of social work means you can have a rewarding career doing what you love for the individuals, families, and communities near you. But with so many different paths to choose from, how do you know for certain what type of social worker you should be?

Download your free copy of What Type of Social Worker Should You Be? For an overview of the different paths you can embark upon as a social worker and career insights that can help you decide which is right for you. In this guide you’ll discover:

  • Some of the most popular types of social worker career paths
  • How social workers help different at-risk populations
  • What you need to get into social work
  • Tips for advancing your social work career

When you’re ready to take the next step and get closer to becoming a social worker, consider what the online Master of Social Work (MSW) from Our Lady of the Lake University can do for you. This acclaimed online MSW degree program will prepare you to change the lives of children, families, and communities in need. Request more information.

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