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Social Work

Social Work is a profession devoted to the enhancement of human well-being and to the alleviation of poverty and oppression. This is accomplished through the promotion, restoration, maintenance and enhancement of the social functioning of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. The expansion of human service programs and areas of practice that utilize social work knowledge and skills has created a demand for professional social workers. Social Work offers a challenging and exciting career for the individual who is motivated to help others and has a personal commitment to the advancement of social justice.

Career Opportunities

  • Agency Director
  • Deputy Director
  • International Social Worker
  • Aging/Gerontology Specialist
  • Manager/Administrator
  • Assistant Director of Agency
  • Eligibility Specialist
  • Mental/Clinical Social Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Executive Director
  • Policy & Planning Specialist
  • Community Organization Director
  • Social Worker
  • Policy Advocate
  • Consultant
  • Food Stamp Administrator
  • Policy Analyst
  • School Social Worker  
  • Health Care Specialist
  • Program Manager
  • Teacher
  • Supervisor
  • Research Analyst
  • Criminal Justice/Corrections Specialist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Intake Counselor
  • Employment/Occupational Social Worker

Related Skills


Hiring Institutions

  • Hospitals and Medical Centers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Senior Centers
  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Mental Health Centers
  • Family Service Agencies
  • Group Homes
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Child Day Care
  • Foster Care Agencies
  • Family Preservation Agencies
  • Public Child Welfare Organizations
  • Private Child Welfare Organizations
  • Social Services Departments
  • Head Start Centers
  • Early Intervention Programs
  • Therapeutic Schools/Camps
  • Special Education Placement Offices
  • Counseling Offices
  • Prisons
  • Courts
  • Police Departments
  • Advocacy Organizations
  • Community Action Agencies
  • Neighborhood Community Centers
  • Victim Services Programs
  • International Aid Organizations
  • Relief Organizations
  • International Human Rights Agencies
  • Refugee Relief Agencies
  • County Health Departments
  • Elementary and Secondary Schools

Personal Attributes


Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

The University of Oklahoma School of Social Work
Association of Social Work Boards
National Association of Social Workers
Idealist.org
Social Work Job Bank
The New Social Worker Online
The Riley Guide
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Your Oklahoma State Agency Directory
Social Service.com
Human Resources Jobs (from the Society of Human Resource Management)
Non-Profit Career Network
USA Jobs
Community Career Center
United States Department of Health & Human Services