Social workers work in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human service agencies, hospitals, settlement houses, community development corporations, and private practices. They generally work full time and may need to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

For an outlook on careers and opportunities in Social Work, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook's summary on Social Workers.

For a list of occupations with job duties that are similar to those of social workers, see the Occupational Outlook Handbook's Similar Occupations to Social Workers.

Career Resources for UI Undergraduate Students

The Pomerantz Career Center provides high-quality resources and services to students, alumni, and employers. The site has information designed to help you move through the various stages of the job search process, including the Handshake@UIowa website as well as information on upcoming employer visits, internships, and careers after college.

Schedule an Appointment with a Career Advisor: https://careers.uiowa.edu/about/schedule-appointment
Attend a Job, Internship, or Career Fair: https://careers.uiowa.edu/events/career-fair
Finding and Creating Internships: https://careers.uiowa.edu/students/finding-internship
Interview Practice: https://careers.uiowa.edu/students/mock-interviewsinterviewstream
Job Search and Resume Basics: https://careers.uiowa.edu/resumes
Federal Government Employment Resources: https://careers.uiowa.edu/students/federal-government-employment-resources
Post-Graduation Placement Information and Statistics: https://careers.uiowa.edu/post-graduation-data