There IS a Job Market for BSW Graduates

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Not in my case..

I completed my internship for my BSW in April of this year. Graduated in May, and was hired in June. I am currently a child welfare social worker, level 4. I have no prior experience, other than my internship. I am also making close 50k, which will increase after my first year. I do not have my MSW, and if I can continue to move up in this profession w/o one, I do not intend on obtaining one. Do not give up!

Kris 42 days ago


Where did you study ? I mean which college.. i am confused every1 says its useless to study bsw no future could you please help me.

Alka 23 days ago

BSW is not worth the money or time!

Going to school for a BSW is a waste. The Social Work profession only promotes jobs for MSW. I am a recent BSW graduate and it is very embarrassing to me that I spend my time and money going to school with no decent job prospect unless I spend additional money for MSW. I love helping people, but I cannot help if I am in the line needing help myself.

Terryann 91 days ago

So true

i completely agree! this was a total waste of time for me. You cant make decent money til you get a MSW and even with experience, your salary with a BSW is pathetic. I am a a single mother and it is devasting to know I wasted all this time

mich 82 days ago

Valuable skills and knowledge

Finding a job can be a challenge at any level, and the job seach process can get discouraging. It is possible to do well at the BSW level, though. The job title isn't always necessarily "social worker," but there are many jobs in which the skills and knowledge you learned will be very valuable. I wish you well in your search. 77 days ago


I've been working in the behavioral health field since 2002 with a BSW. A degree from a accredited college is required. I live in AZ which is now a state requiring a license.
Employers want a LMSW.
I have student loans so high I could buy a house. For what it has cost me I wish I researched the field in more depth. At 59 going back to school is a scary thought. What to do with a BSW .. Nursing degree.. start as NA and start all over again. Becoming a therapist, many, many wonderful therapist are into the field. I love behavioral health, trying to stop the stigma & to assist clients to be successful land integrate into communities. Is my job, but the field needs resources, education, less fear to the public. I'm open for ideas.
I'm working to expand my knowledge, what direction would be the best for all

Kristie 72 days ago

i have dream to work hard with respectful salary

suggest me a good job please

Pavithra v more than 3 years ago

Social Work Nepal

We are in critical condition in nepal. We are not getting proper job of BSW. So how to create job? Give us your suggestions

Ganesh Budha more than 3 years ago

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