James Madison University

Potential Careers

The need for social workers is growing! View the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Occupational Outlook for Social Workers.

  • Advocacy Groups
  • Aging services
  • Child and adult day care centers
  • Children and youth services
  • Community action/development agencies
  • Criminal justice agencies
  • Domestic violence programs
  • Early Intervention & Head Start Programs
  • Family service agencies
  • Homeless shelters
  • Hospitals/home health programs/hospices
  • Income maintenance programs
  • International Aid Organizations
  • Legal services agencies
  • Mental health services
  • Mental retardation/developmental disabilities services
  • Nursing homes & retirement communities
  • Residential treatment facilities
  • School Programs, Public and Private
  • Substance abuse programs
  • Vocational rehabilitation services

Marketable Skills


  • Advocacy
  • Assessment/analysis
  • Case management/brokering
  • Communication
  • Community outreach
  • Crisis intervention
  • Intake/referral
  • Intervention/service planning
  • Interviewing
  • Networking
  • Policy analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Program development/evaluation
  • Recording/writing
  • Relationship/interpersonal
  • Research
  • Service provision
  • Team/group/collaborative

 

 

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