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Types of Social Work Positions

Few occupations can match social work in the variety of opportunities. As a social work professional you assist individuals, families, and communities. You can be a manager, supervisor, or administrator. You find opportunities in public agencies, private businesses, schools, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, private practices, police departments, courts and countless other interesting settings. You are able to serve at all levels of government. You are an educator, a therapist, researcher or even an elected political leader or legislator.

Help Starts Here illustrates major areas of work and/or specializations that are available to social workers.

For current job openings, visit the School's Social Work Job Listings page.

A select listing of job titles held by MU School of Social Work graduates:

Adolescent Specialist

Adoption Specialist

Assistant Superintendent

Assistant to the Mayor

Assistant to the Mayor


Budget Analyst

Cardiovascular Social Worker

Chief Executive Officer

Budget Analyst

Cardiovascular Social Worker

Chief Executive Officer

Children's Service Worker

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Coach/Assistant Teacher

Communications Director

Community Support Specialist

Correctional Probation Officer

Corrections Unit Supervisor


Director of Events

Director of External Affairs

Director of Government Relations

Director of Professional Services

Employee Assistance Counselor

Executive Director

Family Advocacy Representative

Family Preservation Services

Forensic Case Monitor

Foster Care Therapist

Guidance Counselor

HIV Mental Health Coordinator

Medical Social Worker

Membership Coordinator

Mental Health Counselor

Nursing Home Administrator

Outpatient Health Specialist

Pediatric Social Worker

Policy Planning Specialist



Program Coordinator/Manager

Psychiatric Social Worker

Public Health Manager

Research Analyst

Senior Negotiator