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Social work: The desire to touch the lives of others
You realize that the world around you is filled with social problems that aren’t being alleviated or addressed. You recognize the reality that the world isn’t as we all hope and wish that it should be. You can do something about it – become a social worker and help initiate social reform. A St. Louis Social Work degree from SLU empowers students to use their education and social justice to touch the lives of others.

In our Social Work degree program at Saint Louis University in Missouri, you’ll be prepared to utilize your talents and education to help improve others' lives. You’ll open up opportunities for careers in social work as you learn to develop the skills to assess and interview individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in need of social assistance. You’ll learn social policy and research as SLU provides its students with quality, career-driven education for social workers. As a social worker you will help clients/people who face the following problems:

  • Disabilities
  • Life-threatening disease
  • Insufficient housing
  • Unemployment
  • Substance abuse
  • Domestic abuse

Our program at SLU is one of the leading social work schools in St. Louis, Missouri. We are dedicated to providing the necessary tools and education to students looking to explore careers in social work and make an immediate and positive impact in social reform.

Social work in the future
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for social workers are expected to be encouraging, particularly for those who specialize in the aging population or work in rural areas. About 54% of social worker jobs are in healthcare and social assistance industries, while 31% work for the government.

Careers in social work consist of work in fields like:

  • Geriatric services
  • Probation and parole
  • Juvenile courts
  • Home healthcare
  • Domestic and family issues

Over the 2008-2018 decade, social work careers are projected to increase by 16%. Social work is a flourishing industry with fantastic growth opportunities. If you're looking to pursue quality education for social workers, then don’t miss your opportunity for both a rewarding personal career and the chance to positively touch people’s lives with SLU's degree in Social Work.


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