After Saint Anselm, What's Next?
Of graduates since 2009, 99% are employed or engaged in service, 42% have attended graduate school. Of those that are currently in jobs, 80% are employed in their field. A degree from Saint Anselm College can be the beginning to many career paths. Our students have successfully gone on to work in industry and government agencies, and teach at colleges and high schools. Additionally, Saint Anselm graduates have been accepted at some of the best graduate schools in the United States and have been awarded scholarships, teaching assistantships, and research positions.
Learn More About Social Work Careers
What is Social Work?
As explained by the National Association of Social Workers, the mission of social work “is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.” (NASW Code of Ethics, 2017, p.1)
What do social workers do?
Social workers actively work towards social and economic justice in their practice with diverse individuals, families, groups, community and the larger society.
Where are social workers employed?
Everywhere, such as…
- Hospitals and healthcare systems
- The legislature
- Criminal Justice agencies
- Social Welfare agencies
- Non-profit organizations
Who do social workers support?
Everyone, with particularly focus on empowering people who are vulnerable or oppressed.
What are some of the social problems that social workers seek to address?
- Substance abuse
- Social injustice
- Sexual and domestic violence
- Elder and child abuse
- Lack of access to education and resources