According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for social work professionals is expected to increase by 12% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the national average for all occupations.*

An online Bachelor of Social Work degree from Walden can prepare you to pursue a variety of careers, including:

  • Case worker
  • Case manager
  • Family service worker
  • Social worker
  • Habilitation specialist
  • Mental health assistant
  • Group home worker
  • Residential counselor
  • Program coordinator
  • Activity director
  • Workshop director

Learn more about the career outlook for graduates with a Bachelor of Social Work.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–2017 Edition, on the internet at (viewed online March 23, 2017). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this program.

Where Can Your BSW Take You?

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Where Can Your BSW Take You


Elizabeth Wallmann-Filley

Elizabeth Wallmann-Filley

MSW Student
The advising experience at Walden is absolutely wonderful. From enrollment to academics and financial planning, I was treated with the utmost courtesy and respect.
I chose Walden because of the convenience it provided. I could be in school online while working or vacationing in different states or countries.
Qualified social work professionals are in demand across a number of industries today. By combining rigorous coursework, hands-on field experience, and an array of support services, Walden’s BSW program prepares students to be effective mentors, advocates, and leaders who can make a real difference for individuals as well as entire communities.
Christopher Terrell Taylor B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate
Christopher Terrell Taylor
Dionne Little BS in Psychology Graduate and MS in Mental Health Counseling Graduate
Dionne Little
Lisa Moon BSW Academic Program Director
Lisa Moon
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