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    Employment Outlook

    According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social workers is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects are expected to be excellent, particularly for applicants with relevant post-secondary education.

    There are multiple career paths for social work majors. The social work major is a professional program that prepares graduates for entry level, generalist social work practice. Students successfully find positions in a wide range of public and private agencies. A variety of employment settings for social workers include:

    • Aging/Gerontology Services
    • Foster care
    • Child welfare
    • Domestic violence
    • Corrections
    • Adoption
    • Drug and alcohol counseling
    • Mental health
    • Public assistance
    • Counseling
    • Day care services
    • Case management
    • Social services
    • Recreational services
    • Social service/civil rights organizations
    • Services for persons of color, persons with disabilities, single parents and veterans
    • Nursing homes/assisted living
    • Probation and parole

    Location

    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

    Contact

    Office of the Dean
    Phone: (262) 472-1621
    E-mail: lamkinn@uww.edu

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