The BSW degree is probably the strongest bachelor's level human service degree you can get. The BSW prepares individuals for entry-level direct practice in a variety of settings. The following areas of social work practice are where many graduates initially begin their social work practice:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted a 16% increase in the overall employment of social workers from 2008 to 2018. Those working in family and child welfare and protective services could expect a 12% increase, while those working in mental health and substance abuse could see a 20% increase. Social workers in medical and public health could experience the largest growth, with a projected increase of 22%.
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