Social Work

Support our most vulnerable populations with a career in social work. The Austin Community College program prepares you to help address the needs of individuals, families, and communities through a variety of perspectives, broad-based learning, and field experiences. Completing your associate degree opens doors to the workforce and provides transferable credits to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Pride Points

Real-word experienced faculty

Field experiences

University transfer degree

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career & Salary Information

Most careers require higher education and a state license to practice. Job growth is expected to rise with opportunities in healthcare, academic, nonprofit, and corporate settings, employment in social work. Below are some career options you might consider.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers

    Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.


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  • Healthcare Social Workers

    Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.


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    Austin Community College MSA Map
  • Social and Community Service Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.


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    Austin Community College MSA Map
  • Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


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    Austin Community College MSA Map

Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Arts

Social Work

Field of Study

Social Work Field of Study