Interested in social work? Explore these 12 jobs

Social work puts you in direct contact with people who need help the most. The case managers, counselors, and advocates involved in helping people manage their everyday lives are an essential part of the support network for vulnerable people. If you’re passionate about helping others, becoming a social worker can give you the perfect structure to make an impact.

While many social work positions require a Master’s degree, some of the jobs listed below don’t. Idealist has many listings in the field of social work, so take your time and investigate to find what could be the perfect platform for you to turn your desire to help into action!

San Francisco Bay Area

New York City

Boston Area

  • There is an opening for a full-time Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree in social work at Hearth (formerly the Committee to End Elder Homelessness) in Boston



If you’re interested in learning more about social work as a career path, check out this Idealist podcast. It’s part of the Idealist Grad School series, and gets to the heart of what you need to know if you’re considering pursuing social work at the Master’s level.


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When Caroline Contillo is not supporting Idealists as part of the Community Engagement team, she teaches mindfulness meditation at non-profits and community centers in NYC. Previously, she worked at Businessweek Online and The Interdependence Project, a secular Buddhist meditation center.
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