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What Can You Do with a Social Work Degree?

The Keuka College social work program prepares future social workers to work in a rapidly changing multicultural society.

Graduates are prepared as generalist social work practitioners with a dual emphasis of social work theory and practical application. The program promotes social justice and social responsibility. These themes are woven throughout the curriculum, experiential Field Periods, and the senior practicum.

Social work is repeatedly cited by employment sources as one of the fastest growing fields in the new millennium. Social work graduates are qualified to work in a variety of areas, including children and adolescents, chemical dependence, family services, counseling, hospice, health care, and policy and government.

Learn more about majoring in Social Work at Keuka College.

Social Work Internships & Field Periods

Students working toward a social work degree at Keuka College must complete a 140-hour internship each year—we call this Field Period.

Here's where some of our social work students have recently done their Field Periods. All of these organizations have indicated they'd be interested in hosting Keuka students in the future.

Afton Central School District
Afton, N.Y.
AIDS Rochester
Geneva, N.Y.
Alternatives for Battered Women
Rochester, N.Y.
AMG International Short-Term Teams/Mission Adventures
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Aquinas Continuing Day Treatment
Horrnell, N.Y.
Baldwinsville Central School District
Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lycoming County
Williamsport, Pa.
Campbell-Savona Central School District
Savona, N.Y.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Manchester, N.H.
Cayuga Home for Children
Auburn, N.Y.
Cayuga Medical Center
Ithaca, N.Y.
Charles Finney High School
Penfield, N.Y.
Children's Advocacy Center of Grayson County
Sherman, Texas
Children's Home of Jefferson County
Watertown, N.Y.
Compass House
Bufallo, N.Y.
Corning City School District
Corning, N.Y.
Cortland City School District
Cortland, N.Y.
Crestwood Children's Center
Rochester, N.Y.
Department of Mental Hygiene
Elmira, N.Y.
East Syracuse Minoa School District
East Syracuse, N.Y.
Economic Opportunity Program, Inc.
Elmira, N.Y.
Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc.
Geneva, N.Y.
Family Enrichment Network
Johnson City, N.Y.
Family Service Society, Inc.
Corning, N.Y.
Golisano's Children's Hospital
Rochester, N.Y.
Gorham-Middlesex Central School District
Gorham, N.Y.
Hillside Family Agencies
Romulus, N.Y.
Homeless Youth Coalition W.A.I.T. House
Glens Falls, N.Y.
Jefferson County Social Services
Watertown, N.Y.
Lakeview Mental Health Services Inc.
Geneva, N.Y.
Lord of Life Adult Center
Depew, N.Y.
Lyons Addictions Recovery Program
Lyons, N.Y.
Oswego County Parks and Recreation
Oswego, N.Y.
Palliative Care International
Syracuse, N.Y.
Pathways, Inc.
Corning, N.Y.
Penn Yan Central School District
Penn Yan, N.Y.
ProAction of Steuben and Yates Inc.
Penn Yan, N.Y.
Salvation Army Halfway House
Elmira, N.Y.
Schuyler County Families First
Montour Falls, N.Y.
Schuyler County Mental Health Clinic
Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Sodus Central School District
Sodus, N.Y.
St. Regis Mohawk Department of Social Services
Akwesasne, N.Y.
Susquehanna Valley Central School District
Conklin, N.Y.
The House of the Good Shepard
Utica, N.Y.
University of South Carolina
Columbia, S.C.
Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Wellness G.I.F.T.S.
Bath, N.Y.
Yates County Workforce Development and Youth Bureau
Penn Yan, N.Y.
YMCA
Garner, N.C.

What Can I Do with a Social Work Degree?

With a Social Work degree, you can find a career in the following:

  • Agency Director
  • Aging/Gerontology Specialist
  • Case Worker
  • Child Welfare/Children’s Services Specialist
  • Community Organization Director
  • Consultant
  • Criminal Justice/Corrections Specialist
  • Developmental Disabilities Specialist
  • Employment/Occupational Social Worker
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Intake Counselor
  • International Social Worker
  • Manager/Administrator
  • Mental/Clinical Social Worker
  • Policy and Planning Specialist
  • School Counselor
  • School Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

Average Annual Salary

Median annual earnings of child, family, and school social workers were $34,820 in May 2004. Median annual earnings of medical and public health social workers were $40,080 in May 2004. Median annual earnings of mental health and substance abuse social workers were $33,920 in May 2004. Occupational Outlook Handbook, updated August 2006