Social Work

Career Opportunities

Social work employment is expected to grow faster than average for all professions (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Viterbo University social work graduates have been very successful in finding employment, with a 100 percent Career Outcome Success Rate in 2015. Job prospects for social work are favorable, particularly for social workers interested in working with the aging population or in rural areas. Viterbo graduates are employed in public county human services and in private agencies like family services, youth programs, community services, long term care facilities domestic abuse and homeless shelters, group homes and hospitals. 

Many Master of Social Work programs offer advance standing to graduates of accredited social work programs like Viterbo’s allowing completion in 12-18 months if attending full time.  Viterbo social work graduates have a high rate of acceptance in graduate school. Our alumni report that they feel very well prepared for graduate studies.