Is the MSW Program Right for You?
Are you a person who enjoys helping others? Do you feel fulfilled by devoting your
time and energy to improving lives? If so, then a career as a social worker may be
the right professional path for you -- and USFSM's Master of Social Work (MSW) degree
can help you get there!
Social workers advise clients through life’s daily challenges and transitions, helping individuals and families find the necessary resources to solve personal problems and improve relationships. They desire to make a difference in the world in a variety of settings, sometimes on the level of domestic conflict, sometimes serving as state and federal investigators.
Social workers operate in private practices, public institutions, as researchers and social policy advocates. They address social issues including domestic violence, poverty, child abuse, homelessness and often work closely with people in a therapeutic setting where excellent listening and problem solving skills are required.
Masters level social workers are in enormous demand. They are often employed as:
- Medical Social Workers
- Social Workers in Mental Health
- Addictions Facility Social Worker
- Domestic Violence Social Worker
- Child Welfare Social Worker
- Hospice Social Worker
They are employed in government, forensics, academia, homeless centers, research facilities, and state and federal investigations sites. Private practice social workers need additional training and require licensing. Each state has its own regulatory board for licensing social workers. Existing law protects the title “social worker.”