Why Social Work?


Solve Real Problems

Clinical social work focuses on helping individuals and families with problems that range from illness to substance abuse and interpersonal violence. The Simmons M.S.W. program is a clinical program, training social workers to strengthen relationships in counseling, one-on-one, or small-group settings. 

Careers in Social Work

The need for trained clinical social workers continues to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that between 2012 and 2022 the field of social work will grow by 19 percent, which is an average growth higher than most other professions. U.S. News & World Report has also included social work in its 2014 100 Best Jobs list.

Simmons graduates are prepared to pursue careers in social work in a range of clinical positions, such as addictions counselor, adoption social worker, program director, outpatient mental health therapist, or medical social worker.

Students have the ability to explore many clinical social work settings, including home-based service agencies, hospitals, adoption and foster care agencies, and elder service agencies. Students may also consider working one-on-one with patients in a victims services or military base setting.

Learn more about clinical social work careers by contacting one of our dedicated Admissions Counselors at 1-855-523-SSSW (7779) or admissions@socialwork.simmons.edu.   

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