Why Social Work?

WhySocialWork

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. 

Explore Careers in Social Work

From fighting to end child labor in the early 1900s to helping struggling families and communities today, social workers have been changing people’s lives for more than 100 years. As you consider whether a degree and career in social work is right for you, we invite you to learn more about the mission, values, trends, and career opportunities that make this one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most rewarding professions.

What Is Social Work? Explore the professional values and social and political trends that are shaping the field today, and discover if social work is the best fit for you..

What Do Social Workers Do? Learn how various areas of social work offer you the opportunity to make a difference on the individual, community, or societal level..

Careers in Social Work. Discover why the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that, between 2012 and 2022, overall employment of social workers will grow by more than 19 percent — approximately 114,100 new jobs. Learn more about three of the fastest-growing fields within social work: health care, substance abuse and mental health, and children and families.

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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