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Social Work Career Opportunities

How can I put this major to work?

  • Administrator
  • Advocate
  • Campaign Manager
  • Career Advisor / Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Child, Family, & School Social Worker
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Community Affairs Specialist
  • Community Developer
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist
  • Development Director

  • Gerontologist
  • Grant Writer
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Mediations Professional
  • Medical & Public Health Social Worker
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Political Staff Member
  • Probation / Parole Officer
  • Program Director
  • Public Administrator
  • Rehabilitation Counselor

  • Residential Life Assistant / Director
  • Social & Community Services Manager
  • Social & Human Services Assistant
    Social Worker:
    Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker
    or LBSW-IP (Independent Practice)
    MSW (Master’s in Social Work)
  • License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW)
  • Substance Abuse Social Worker

Who Hires Social Work Graduates?

  • Adoption / Foster Care Agencies
  • Advocacy Groups
  • Child Welfare Agencies
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Community Centers
  • Courts
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Day Treatment Facilities
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Faith Based Community Outreach Prog.
  • Family Service Agencies
  • Government Agencies–Federal, State & Local
  • Group Homes

  • Health Care Agencies
  • Hospitals / Hospices / Clinics
  • Judicial Systems
  • Labor Unions
  • Legal Firms
  • Medical Facilities
  • Mental Health Organizations
  • Non-profit Agencies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Peace Corps/AmeriCorps
  • Philanthropic Foundations
  • Private Practices
  • Probation and Parole Offices

  • Protective Services
  • Police Departments
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Religious Programs
  • Schools – private & public
  • Senior Service Centers/Centers for Aging
  • Shelters
  • Social Service Organizations
  • Substance Abuse Programs
  • United Way Agencies
  • Youth Programs

What are a few organizations that have employed Fontbonne graduates?

  • Bethesda Southgate SNF
  • Better Family Life, Inc.
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of St. Louis
  • Kids Hope United
  • Medicine Shoppe
  • Mehlville School District
  • Metro St. Louis Community Outreach
  • Missouri Institute of Mental Health
  • Neighborhood Houses
  • Paraquad, Inc.

  • Parc Provence
  • Progressive Communications Services
  • Safe House
  • Saint Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Senior Services
  • Special School District
  • The Belleville Area Special Service Corp.

How can Fontbonne help with my career development?

Fontbonne University commits to building a culture of purpose where career exploration and planning is intentional and begins day one. With a strong focus on discovering purpose and developing core competencies, we prepare our graduates to become global citizens who think critically, act ethically, and serve responsibly.


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