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Social Work

Contact Information

Yeongmin Kim
Department Chair & Associate Professor 
Phone: 262-472-1212
Location: Laurentide Hall 5205
Sarah Hessenauer
MSW Program Coordinator & Professor
Phone: 262-472-1203
Location: Laurentide Hall 5201/CEC-Rm. 160
Deanna Guthrie
BSW Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-1881
Location: Laurentide Hall 5209
Susan Morris
Department Assistant
Phone: 262-472-1137
Location: Laurentide Hall 5201

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

Read more about Social Work careers here and here.