Social Work Settings



Social workers work in a broad range of settings – from academic to corporate, community-based to legislative offices. Here is a partial listing of settings:

Social Work Career Work Settings

  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Mental Health Agency
  • Pediatric Hospital In-Patient Unit
  • Family Court
  • Child Welfare Agency
  • Hospice
  • Homeless Services Agency
  • HIV Services Agency
  • Elementary, Intermediate, and High Schools
  • Settlement House
  • Rape Crisis Program
  • Targeted Programs for Special Populations
  • Early Intervention Program
  • City Planning and
  • Development Department
  • Pastoral Counseling Center
  • Criminal Justice
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Housing Authority
  • Senior Citizens Center
  • Policy and Legislative Advocacy

Every person’s goals, experiences and aspirations are unique. Our Alumni Leaders section illustrates just how varied a career in social work can be. You may also want to view the social work Career Options page.