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For those seeking to work in Social Work or Public Administration, an online Social Services degree is a good option. While there are Associate's level degrees available in this area, they are typically only applicable for entry level positions such as Social Services Assistant. To obtain a Social Worker position, state licensure is required, which may vary by state and usually will require at least a Bachelor's degree and a competency exam. With a Master's degree one could acquire the level of Clinical Social Worker or Social Services Management.
Some job titles reflecting the level of education with an online degree in Social Services are:
With an online Social Work degree with a concentration in Public Administration you could expect employment opportunities in areas like; hospitals, substance abuse programs, long term care facilities, nursing homes, mental health agencies or county and state offices. You may work in child welfare, with children, families or vulnerable adults and elderly.
Some typical coursework in a program for Public Administration/Social Work would be; Public Administration and Society, Policy Planning and Development, Public Finance Management, Social Work Practices with Groups, Individuals and Families, Human Behavior and Society and Social Services Management.
This dual concentration of Public Administration and Social Work with an online degree will allow you to be an administrator for social agencies, or serve in a leadership role in human services positions. You will learn how to make accurate assessments and evaluation of individuals and programs in topics of finance, social functioning and medical needs.
Ask for more information for the list on online degree programs in Social Work and Public Administration below. An accredited college or university will assist you with finding the best program for you.
As an advanced social work professional, you are called upon to help society address its most pressing challenges.
Walden’s Ph.D. in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a college-level educator or thought leader.