Social Work is a professional and academic discipline committed to the pursuit of social welfare and social change. The field works towards research and practice to improve the quality of life and to the development of the potential of each individual, group and community of a society. Social work, an interdisciplinary field, includes theories from economics, education, sociology, medicine, philosophy, politics, psychology, and as well as anti-oppressive and anti-racist discourse.
A Social Work Degree provides scope to work at International Humanitarian Organizations like United Nations, International Labour Organization, UNICEF, International Red Cross Society, OXFAM, Health and Family Welfare, NIRD, SIRD, etc. and projects such as NRLM, NRHM, JNNURM, Sarbha Siksha Abhiyan, Smile, etc. A social work degree can help to carry out research prgrammes and formulate policies. Social Workers are involved in Community work, Social Action and Activism, hospital Setting, Counselor in various sectors, medical social worker, Industry, Public Relation Officer, banking sector, health care industry, corporate sector, HR Manager, Programme Manager, event management, Labour Officer, Insurance sector, Child Protection Officer, setup of non profit organization for the betterment of the com. • Opportunity in the governmental sector is mainly in the community development projects pertaining to health, education, rural development, child, woman and tribal welfare etc. • Work in NGOs’ can be specific to either urban or rural area. Postgraduates in Social Work also have job opportunities in the industrial and corporate sector. • Students opting social work as career may find job in child welfare and family service agencies for providing mental, health, medical, educational and correctional services. • Some MSW degree holders can prefer to be self-employed by establishing their own NGOs. Globalisation has widened the scope of employment for student opting for social work as their career. They may choose to join international NGOs like Amnesty International, Oxfam and Green Peace etc. New problems relating to environment has further forced social work to transgress its traditional limit. Now many NGOs and government agencies are working for environmental protection and conservation where people from social work background can find a good job.