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Your online resource for Social Work Education and Career Information. In today's social climate, with a rapidly expanding population and the rise of a large elderly community as the Baby Boomer generation reaches senior citizen status, social workers are needed to provide counseling and oversee health and social programs. Demand for social workers is expected to be consistently high over the next decade, especially in rural areas that are currently underrepresented. Visit our extensive listings of online social work schools & degrees, social work jobs & careers, social work salary information as well as social work bachelor degrees, social work master degrees, social work certificates, diplomas and social work PhD degrees online or at a campus nearby. If you're not sure where to start, see our overview of types of social work programs & degrees.

F.Y.I

Social work is not only financially rewarding; it is personally rewarding. Some social workers work directly with people to help them cope with difficulties in their lives: from relationship and family troubles to disability and disease; from inadequate housing and unemployment to substance, child, and spousal abuse. Other social workers conduct research, while others work for advocacy groups or with local, state, and federal organizations to change policy. A career in social work will enrich your life. It will enrich the lives of others, too. A degree in social work from an online or campus-based university will set you on your way.

Social Work Programs

Because social workers deal with a variety of issues, there are many different types of programs to choose from: Family and Child Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Drug and Alcohol Counseling, and Gerontology--just to name a few.

Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, between 2006-2016, employment of social workers is expected to grow much faster than other occupations, an increase of 22 percent--particularly for social workers specializing in the aging population or those desiring to work in rural areas. Potential careers include: Child, family, and school social work; mental health and substance abuse social work; medical and public health social work. The median annual earnings differ widely depending on specific fields, with social workers in local general medical and surgical hospitals earning $46,330 yearly at the top end and social workers working in residential care facilities earning $32,590 at the bottom.

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  • Capella University

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    Programs

    • MSW - Social Work
    • MS - Social and Community Services
    • DHS - Advanced Program Evaluation & Data Analytics
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    Location: Online

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  • Sacred Heart University - Online

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    • Master of Social Work - Community Specialization
    • Master of Social Work - Clinical Specialization

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  • Our Lady of the Lake University

    Our Lady of the Lake University is a private, Catholic university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio.

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    • Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree

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  • Rutgers University

    Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

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    • Online Master of Social Work
    Location:
    New Brunswick: 57 U.S. 1,, New Brunswick NJ 08901
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  • Liberty University

    100% Online & No Standardized Testing

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    • Bachelor of Science: Social Work
    • MA Human Services: Military Resilience
    • MA Human Services: Christian Ministry
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    Lynchburg: 1971 University Blvd,, Lynchburg VA 24515
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  • Boston University - MSW

    Advance your career with a master's degree in social work from Boston University.
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    • Master of Social Work - Macro
    • Master of Social Work - Clinical
    • Master of Social Work

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  • Ashford University

    100% online degrees from Ashford University
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    • BA in Health and Human Services
    • BA in Health and Human Services - Health Care Informatics Systems Specialization
    • BA in Health and Human Services - Long-Term Care Specialization

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  • Grand Canyon University

    There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
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    • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
    • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Life Coaching
    • M.S. in Christian Counseling
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    Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85017
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  • USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

    The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.

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    • Master of Social Work
    Location:
    Los Angeles: 3601 Watt Way, GFS-315, Los Angeles CA 90089
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  • Widener University

    Why Choose Widener University?

    At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

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    • Masters of Social Work
    • Hybrid Dual Master of Social Work/Master of Education, Human Sexuality Studies

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