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.

  • 92% of Social Work graduates in the Class of 2018 are either employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating.
  • Of those employed, 100% are in positions relevant to their career goals.

Recent Social Work graduates from the Class of 2018 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.

Champlain College Class of 2018 Joins the Workforce

Champlain's Career Collaborative team surveys alumni six months after graduation to find out how job searches are going. The college-wide results below are based on an outstanding 89% response rate—significantly higher than most post-graduation college surveys.

  • 94% are either employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating.
  • 91% of the graduates who are employed indicated that their jobs are related to their career goals.
  • 92% also indicated that they had completed one or more internships or other experiential learning opportunities before graduation.

The Results are Clear

Our graduates are thriving; their Champlain education prepared them with real-world experience that sets them apart in their field.

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.