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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online social work degree often pursue leadership, faculty, or research positions in government, higher education and social service organizations.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Consulting firm
  • Community college
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Hospital or clinic
  • Nonprofit organization/Non-governmental organization
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Research organization

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Administrator
  • Author or keynote speaker
  • Care coordination manager
  • Child, family, or school social worker
  • Clinical director
  • Clinical instructor
  • Director
  • Director of quality assurance
  • Full-time faculty
  • Human services director
  • Independent consultant
  • Medical or public health social worker
  • Mental health or substance abuse social worker
  • Nonprofit executive
  • Principal investigator
  • Program officer
  • Researcher
  • Senior social worker

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.