What Do Social Workers Do?

Social Worker in School

Here are some videos that will introduce you to the field of social work.

If you have any questions about social work in general, or if you would like to be contacted by somebody from the FSU College of Social Work, click here

Or you can email brevardnet@csw.fsu.edu, or call Lara Klopp at 540-809-2740

Did you know that Social Work is one of the fastest-growing fields in the country? In fact, do you know what Social Workers do?

As you probably know, social workers work in child welfare, and in schools. Did you know they also work in hospitals, including emergency rooms? They work in hospice, in substance abuse and counseling, at the VA, in family counseling centers, in in-patient facilities, senior centers, prisons, and in private therapy. The majority of mental health professionals are clinically trained social workers. There are more clinically trained social workers than psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychiatric nurses combined. But, that's not all they do.

Social workers work for advocacy organizations … they work with law enforcement responding to crisis calls … they work in human resources and corporate social responsibility roles … as lobbyists … as politicians and political aides. Social workers run non-profit organizations. Some are researchers, and some work in higher education.

The variable opportunities in social work mean that you will never be tied to one field, as your skills are wide-ranging and transferable. Additionally, your degree is recognized in all 50 states.

Now let's talk about Florida State University. Why should FSU be your number one choice for a college of social work? For one thing, it's an excellent school. It's ranked #1 of all Florida Colleges of Social Work - and #33 in the country. Florida State University's College of Social Work has a number of scholarships specifically earmarked for Brevard residents. If a career in Social Work interests you, contact FSU today. Our advisors can talk with you about our programs, arrange tours of the beautiful FSU Tallahassee campus (well, you know, soon), and get you in touch with the people who can answer all your questions about admissions, financial aid, and anything else you can think of.

We look forward to welcoming you to the amazing and expansive field of Social Work!