Social Work

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Adoption Counselor
  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Case Manager
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Welfare/ Family Services
  • Clinical Psychologist*
  • Community Organizer
  • Counseling Psychologist*
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Disabilities Social Worker
  • Grant Writer
  • Guidance Counselor*
  • Health Care Social Worker
  • Human Services Policy
  • Intake Coordinator
  • Marriage & Family Therapist*
  • Mental Health Counselor*
  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Occupational Social Worker
  • Parole/Probation Officer*
  • Protective Services
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Residential Counselor
  • School Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor*
  • Victim Advocate
  • Youth Program Coordinator

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Adoption & Foster Agencies
  • Child Welfare Departments
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals, Health Centers & Clinics
  • K-12 Schools
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Social Service Agencies

Minnesota Employers

  • ACR Homes
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Birthright
  • Catholic Charities
  • Hennepin County
  • Hutchinson Community Hospital
  • Independent Lifestyles
  • K-12 Public Schools
  • Meridian Services
  • Mille Lacs Academy
  • Opportunity Matters
  • People, Inc.
  • Recovery Plus
  • St. Benedict’s Senior Community
  • St. Cloud State University
  • Stearns County
  • Wright County
  • YMCA

Salary and Outlook

Starting salary: $30,000-$42,000
*May vary by career, company, location and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Ability to work independently
  • Accuracy/attention to detail
  • Collaboration/teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Compassion
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Emotionally stable
  • Empathetic
  • Good listening skills
  • Helping skills
  • Organizational skills
  • People skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Reliable
  • Stress management
  • Time-management skills