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What Can You do With a Masters Degree in Social Work?

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The Master's Program (MSW) at Salisbury University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and offers students the opportunity to earn their degree in a student-centered, supportive atmosphere. The social work faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching and maintaining a strong focus on student learning.

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Click here to find out more about the job titles below - (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

  • Medical Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Child Welfare Case Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Clinical Mental Health Social Worker
  • Military Social Workers
  • Community Social Workers
  • Researchers, Planners and Policymakers
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Social Work Administrator
  • Social Service Permanency Worker
  • Social Service Screener
  • Licensed Clinical Social Work
  • Child Welfare Case Manager

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  • Public child welfare agencies
  • Private agencies which serve children
  • Adoption agencies
  • Residential and foster care agencies
  • Child day care
  • Community mental health centers
  • Psychiatric hospitals and day treatment hospitals
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Schools
  • Family service agencies
  • Prisons and correctional facilities
  • Courts
  • Police departments
  • Probation offices
  • Victim services offices
  • Community centers
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Community associations
  • Advocacy organizations
  • Businesses/Corporations
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Labor unions
  • Drug and alcohol treatment programs
  • Residential homes for the disabled
  • Local, state, and federal agencies
  • Public welfare agencies
  • Private and sectarian agencies
  • Veteran’s agencies
  • Homeless agencies
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Public health centers and programs
  • Colleges and universities
  • Hospice
  • Suicidal Units

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You’ll always need a master’s for clinical work. In many jurisdictions, you can be authorized to diagnose mental illness and receive third party payments for treating it; you are more or less on a par with mental health counselors (though the scope of practice will not be exactly the same).

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