Baylor > Social Work > About Us > Social Work as a Profession

Social Work as a Profession

Natalee O\'CSocial work is about people helping people. It is a profession that prepares its practitioners to empower individuals and advocate for social justice in organizations and communities. The social work profession has its own code of ethics, practice standards, and a nationwide system of accredited education programs. Baylor's School of Social Work brings a distinctive faith-integrated approach to the educational experience, enabling students to prepare both professionally and spiritually to embrace their calling to model Christ's love to a hurting world.

One of the best careers

Two leading sources have called social work one of the best careers available. CareerJournal of The Wall Street Journal based its finding on a survey of U.S. adults asking what makes them satisfied in their careers and then matching professions. The U.S. News & World Report has listed social work among the 20 best jobs in its "Annual Report Career Guide" for several years.

Variety in job placements

Social workers practice in hospitals, adoption agencies, prisons, Child Protective Services, public agencies, churches, schools, facilities for the aged and countless other workplaces. Perhaps you didn't know that there are more social work counselors than in any other profession.

There are many reasons to become a social worker.
Which one is right for you?