Social Work programs prepare individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.
While Social Work has degrees up to the Doctors degree professional practice, the majority of students earn a Masters degree. Students major in Social Work all over the country, though the major at the Bachelors degree level sees the most graduates in Texas. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Social Work is $33,800.
California State University-Chico is a top choice for students who want to study Social Work. Students can earn up to a Doctors degree professional practice at the school. California State University-Chico grants around 74 Bachelors degrees to students majoring in Social Work per year. However, Humboldt State University and Indiana University-East are also options to consider. Take a look at the college options in the table below.
The highest paying careers for Social Work majors include Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary, Social and Community Service Managers and Social Workers, All Other. However, something else to consider is how much demand there is for specific careers. Jobs that are in high need that a degree in Social Work can prepare you for are Child, Family, and School Social Workers, Social and Community Service Managers and Healthcare Social Workers.