Social Work Career Success

Build a Rewarding Career By Making a Difference

Mental health clinics, schools, human service agencies, private practices—through a variety of institutions, social workers devote their lives to helping people solve and cope with daily life problems.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social workers is expected to increase by 16% between 2016 and 2026, which is faster than the average for all other occupations. Job prospects for social workers will vary by speciality, but all fields will be higher than the national average.

Possible Social Work Careers

  • Health Educators and Community Health Workers
  • Hospice Care Workers
  • Geriatric Social Workers
  • Mental Health Counselors and Marriage/Family Therapists
  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
  • Rehabilitation Counselors
  • School and Career Counselors
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Social and Human Service Assistants
  • Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors
  • Child Welfare Social Workers

Champlain Social Work Graduates

At Champlain, we are proud of the success our students have in their fields after graduation. Through hands-on learning experience in and outside the classroom, a BSW from Champlain College will set you apart when it comes time to apply for jobs. 100% of Social Work graduates in the Class of 2019 are either employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating.

Recent Social Work graduates have accepted various positions, including:

    • Fellowship Health Resources // Recovery Advocate // New Bedford, MA
    • Howard Center // Behavior Interventionist // Burlington, VT
    • Phoenix House // Senior Counselor // South Burlington, VT 
    • Youth Villages // Life Start Specialist // Woburn, MA
    • Howard Center Safe Recovery Program // Case Manager/Social Worker // Burlington, VT

Read more about Champlain students' career success.

Accelerate Your MSW at Another Institution

Through Champlain's accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), students may apply to be considered for admission to an MSW program to earn a master's degree in one year instead of two. If accepted, students would save a year of tuition costs and get a head start on a career with a higher-level skill set.