What can I do with a MSW?
An MSW prepares graduates to work in a variety of human
service programs and agencies in an advanced clinical and/or
supervisory capacity. The flexibility of the MSW degree provides
graduates with many options as they pursue careers in the
helping fields, including:
- Working in a hospital setting to assist medical
personnel in gaining insights into the social, economic, and
psychological situations of patients, as well as helping in
their treatment and discharge planning
- Counseling people with psychiatric, emotional, and
personality disorders in mental health clinics or other
- Working with young offenders in juvenile courts, youth
outreach programs, and prisons
- Helping abused, neglected, and/or foster children with
their reintegration into the community
- Providing services to the elderly in hospital settings,
geriatric psychiatric units, day treatment and/or day care
programs and other community settings
- Counseling individuals, couples, and families with
personal problems in private practice settings (License
- Assisting victims of rape, spouse abuse, and other forms
of domestic violence
- Helping in the rehabilitation of drug and alcohol
abusers through counseling, group treatment, and social
- Providing testing and evaluation in the school system
for children with ADD and ADHD.
(Source: LSU School of Social Work)
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