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Social Work Careers

Make a Real Impact

Your work will help create a more just and equitable society.

Provide support to the vulnerable while promoting social justice. As a social work professional, you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and fields, each with its own challenges and opportunities to make a positive impact.

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22% Job Growth

Job growth for mental health counselors is projected to rise much faster than average.
U.S. Dept. of Labor.


$50,390 median salary for social workers.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022


Northeast Wisconsin needs people well-versed in social work to help create a more equitable community.

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Career Options

Our program prepares you to be a licensed professional in entry-level practice, but pursuing more education can widen your career opportunities. Some careers below require a bachelor’s, while others require a master’s degree:

  • Community Outreach Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Counselor
  • Foster Care Case Manager
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Program Advocate
  • Group Home Director
  • Therapist

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Where recent graduates work.

94% of our 2021 graduates stayed in Wisconsin – 47% stayed in Northeast Wisconsin. Our region needs your expertise to build a better community.

  • Advocates for Healthy Transitional Living
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Green Bay
  • Caravel Autism Health
  • CASA of East Central Wisconsin
  • Children’s Home & Aid
  • Fond du Lac County of Social Services
  • Kismet Advocacy
  • Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Family Services
  • Outagamie County Health & Human Services
  • Sturgeon Bay Health Services
  • The Bay at Suring Health & Rehabilitation Center
  • Willow Creek Behavioral Health
  • Wisconsin Lifeline Family Service
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Master Your Profession

Earn you master's in social work at UW-Green Bay.

Almost a third of our 2021 graduates are pursuing further education – that’s because a master’s degree can widen your career options, boost your salary and give you more tools to make an impact in your community. With our master's in social work, you can continue your education right here at UW-Green Bay.

Earn Your Master's Degree

UW-Green Bay Graduate Mariana Vargas

Opportunities to Advance

"UWGB prepared me significantly for my career. When you have professors who are passionate, well educated, and experienced in the social work field, it impacts your drive to learn. The professors really pushed me to keep asking more questions and engage more in opportunities within the social work program and also through my internship. My internship could have not been a better fit or experience in the social work field and our professors work hard to make sure we get those kinds of encounters. So much of what I was learning in class I was able to put to practice and apply throughout my entire internship."

Mariana Vargas '21
Winnebago County Department of Human Services Child Protection Services-Initial Assessment

Professor Tohoro (Francis) Akakpo

Ask An Expert

Need help figuring out next your steps? Our faculty all have professional experience working in the social work field, like Professor Tohoro (Francis) Akakpo, chair of the Master's of Social Work program. If you need support, we're here to help.

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