Career Prospects:

After pursuing a Master degree in social work, one can apply for jobs in various fields. The job opportunities are always high in both government and non government organizations. MSW pass outs with specialization in the medical field can work in hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.

Substance abuse is another area where social workers are high in demand. MSW graduates can work in substance abuse areas like rehabilitation centres, prisons, private practices, and for non-profit organizations. Social work graduates help in the treatment and rehabilitation of people addicted to drugs and other negative emotions like anger and mood swings


A master degree is not required in all areas of social work but mental health is a field which requires a Master degree with specialization in mental health. One can work in community health centers, mental hospitals, schools and charitable trusts for mental health.


MSW holders can also work for child welfare organizations where they can serve the children who are neglected by parents or children from low-income families.


Another area where social workers can find jobs is Social school work. This is one of the most common areas of social work. MSW graduate can work as a counselor and offer guidance to students and address their issues such as behavioral programs, sexual education, health education, truancy prevention programs, crisis intervention and communication between teachers, parents and students.

Employment Opportunities for Professional Social Work Degree Holders (MSWS)

Government Sector:

1.     As a subject for Civil Services of State (state of U.P. and Uttrakhand)

2.     Social Welfare- Officer (District Level), Superintendents of Homes, In-charge of Training Institutions, Counselors (Family Welfare/Services) Drug-Dedication Centers, Prohibition Officers, Probation officer, CDPOS, Supervisors etc.

Health Sector

Medical and Psychiatric Social Workers, Public Relations Officers in hospitals, District and Block Level Coordinators (District and Block Levels) under NRHM etc. District AIDS control Societies (Training Officer etc).

Development Sector

District and Block level Coordination under MNREGA, Food Security, Livelihood Programe and other Development Programmes and Schemes, Programme officer in Tribal Institutions and Development Institutions, BDOs, ADOs, Village Development Officer etc.

Research and Development Institutions

Research Officer, Research Assistant

Private Sector

Corporate Sector:

Welfare Officers in Factories, mines and Plantations, HR Personal, Industrial Relations Officers, Coordinator of Development Centers Established by Corporate under CSR.

Civil Society Organization

NGO’s Funding Agencies, Charitable Trusts, Schools and Voluntary Organizations, Community Workers, Motivators, Social Actionist etc.

Inter National Organizations:  UNICEF, UNDP, WHO etc.

Educational Institutes:


Teachers, Project Officers and Researcher etc.