What can I do with a MSW?
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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 clinical settings
- 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 required)
- 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 support
- Providing testing and evaluation in the school system for children with ADD and ADHD.
- Choose the Profession: Check out the link below from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) website: http://careers.socialworkers.org/explore/choose.asp
(Source: LSU School of Social Work)
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