Employment & Career Opportunities

The BSW program prepares students for beginning level professional social work practice in public welfare agencies, alcohol detoxification centers, corrections, hospitals, day care centers for the elderly, and youth-serving agencies. Graduates have also pursued careers in other professions such as law, school counseling, and urban planning.

The MSW program prepares students for advanced professional social work practice with children and families, and in health, mental health, gerontology, justice, and other areas. Career opportunities include practice, policy and program planning, research, and other leadership positions in public or private agencies. Graduates of the school have careers in social work in Hawai‘i, other states, and other countries. Our SWITCHED-ON! Distance Education MSW Option focuses on educating and training professional social workers for practice on the neighbor islands.

The PhD program prepares students for leadership roles in social policy, social program management, planning and evaluation, and research to enhance the knowledge base of social work practice.

The school offers notice of position openings for its students and the community. Career employment sessions are held each year for graduating students.