According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the governmental agency that compiles labor economics and statistics, jobs for social workers will experience an 18.8% rate of growth, which is faster than the national average. Positions under this category include social workers in the education, healthcare, and mental health fields.
By 2022, jobs are expected to grow from 607,300 jobs nationwide to 721,500, an addition of 114,200 jobs. Additionally, 128,600 jobs will be available due to individuals retiring or leaving positions for other reasons.
Ashland University's Social Work Program combines classroom instruction with real-world experiences throughout each student's time in the Program, culminating in a 500-hour internship with one of 40 affiliated agencies in the Ashland area.
This successfully prepares students for employment or graduate studies in the growing field of social work - in the past five years, over 95% of our graduates have either gotten a job or been accepted into graduate school. Most who apply to graduate school in social work have received advanced standing allowing them to complete their master's degree in less than the typical two years.
To learn more about Ashland University's Social Work Program, visit our website.
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