Social Work Careers
Prepare for an Impactful and In-Demand Career in Social Work
The demand for social workers, crisis workers and public advocates is on the rise and projected to grow over the next decade. Meet the need and make a difference with a Master of Social Work from Carlow University.
- Employment of social workers is expected to grow 9 percent between 2021 and 20311
- This growth will result in the creation of 74,700 new jobs by 20311
Our hybrid program readies students with the advanced skills, practical field hours and knowledge necessary to enter the field with a trauma-focused approach to effecting positive change. With two specializations, the MSW degree can result in diverse social work careers inside and outside of a clinical setting and prepares you to sit for licensure.
Clinical Social Worker
Clinical social workers help patients and their families by assessing and addressing emotional and behavioral issues through therapy and other interventions. A master’s degree is required, as well as licensing. Our Direct Practice specialization helps prepare you for this role.
Nonprofit Executive Director
Nonprofit executive directors lead nonprofit organizations. They are responsible for guiding the vision and oversee funding and everyday operations, as well as staff. Our Macro Practice specialization helps prepare you for this role.
Additional careers in social work:
- Healthcare social worker
- Behavioral health therapist across the lifespan
- School social worker
- Mental health and substance use social worker
- Nonprofit program manager
- Community advocate
- Grant writer
- Policy analyst
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Program Outcomes: Dynamic Skills for Diverse Social Work Careers
When you complete this program, you will be able to:
- Practice as a highly capable social work professional in your chosen advanced specialty.
- Provide competent and compassionate service to clients and the community.
- Demonstrate ethical and reflective leadership as an agent of change for social justice.
- Achieve a level of confidence and preparation to be a sound and skilled social worker.
- Understand trauma and how trauma impacts life.
MSW: Direct Practice
The hybrid, CSWE-accredited online MSW degree in direct practice prepares students for clinical work focusing on individuals, families and groups.
MSW: Macro Practice
The hybrid, CSWE-accredited online MSW degree in macro practice focuses on human rights and justice at community and organizational levels.
Advancing your social work career is an exciting endeavor, and our team of instructors and our diverse student community is ready to help you succeed.