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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Social Worker

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Careers in social services are challenging but very rewarding. Are you the kind of person who wants the satisfaction of changing people’s lives for the better? If so, consider a career in Substance Abuse Counseling or Social Work. These two related programs are offered at Eastfield College.

Our programs give you the qualifications to begin a job related to social services or concentrate on a specific certification. You’ll also gain a solid academic background for a bachelor’s degree and beyond.

See “Student Success Stories” of alumni who have earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees after transferring from Eastfield College.
Degree and Certificate Options
Social Work at a Glance
Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. These problems can be personal, family, job, medical or many other types of problems. Take a look at Social Work at a Glance. You’ll get more information about what a social and human services assistant does.
What Kind of Careers Are There?
There are three main types of social work:
    1. Child, family and school social workers
    2. Medical and public health social workers
    3. Mental health and substance abuse social workers
Possible positions include:
  • Child, family and school social worker
  • Clergy
  • Correctional officer
  • Counselor
  • Gerontologist (specialist in working with older adults)
  • Juvenile services social worker
  • Medical and public health social worker
  • Probation officer or correctional treatment specialist
  • Social and human services assistant
  • Substance abuse counselor
How Are Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling Related?
The skill sets of both programs are closely related. For that reason, Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work share many class components and many of the same faculty members. Please see an academic advisor to help you decide on the career path that will best fit your goals.
Contact Us
If you have questions about the Social Work or Substance Abuse Counseling programs that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.