Social Work

Do you have a deep sense of compassion and justice? Social work may be the field for you. As a social worker, you will operate within a broad range of job settings and duties. You could work with families to strengthen parenting skills or prevent child abuse, or turn your focus to behavioral problems associated with mental health and substance abuse. Regardless of where you work or who you work with, careers in social work are challenging, rewarding, and in demand.

Careers in Social Work

Check out Career Coach to discover careers related to your interests in this subject. Learn more about what you'll do in the industry, how much you can earn, and view job postings in and around Thurston County.

Career Resources

  • Learn more about different pathways to becoming a social worker in Washington if you are a high school student (or graduate) or already have a college degree (
  • Saint Martin’s University offers information about its BSW program, including Thurston County partners in its 600 hours of internship requirements and graduate career outcomes.

Degrees & Certificates