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Careers in the Field of Social Work:

Want more information about the types of employment you can get with a degree in Social Work?  Here are some helpful resources that will give you more information on careers (and salaries):

100 essential Social Work jobs

Social Work areas of practice [Infographic, National Association of Social Workers]

Bureau of Labor Statistics [Social Work careers]

Explore Social Work [National Association of Social Workers]

Video: What do Social Workers Do? [National Association of Social Workers]


Opportunities for Networking & Building Leadership Skills:

While in the program, students are encouraged to participate in the student organizations as a way of developing their leadership and organizational skills, providing student input regarding the program, and giving back to the community through service activities. Through their participation in the Social Work Student Organization and the National Association of Black Social Workers - Student Chapter, and Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work Students, students have an opportunity to participate in a variety of community projects, events, conferences, career development workshops, humanitarian award festivities, and legislative and judicial processes. For example, these student groups:

  • are active participants in collecting and donating items to social service agencies within the city
  • provide ongoing support to the University by way of participation in the TSU Homecoming festivities
  • support the profession by attending and volunteering at the NASW-TX Annual Conference  
  • participate in the NABSW-Houston Chapter mentoring program on a regular basis
  • represent the student voice on the Social Work Department Search Committee and Department Advisory Board


Social Work Professional Resource Links:

The Social Work Student Organization, National Association of Black Social Workers - Student Chapter, Phi Alpha National Honor Society for Social Work Students, and TSU Social Work Program Alumni are active and vital parts of the socialization and networking opportunities available to our students. For more information about social work, professional social work organizations, and social work licensing, please see related social work links below.