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Career Services

The Tulane University School of Social Work considers it a responsibility to fully prepare its students for the social work careers they hope to enter and to help launch them into the next stage of gainful employment. The Career Services department keeps students up to date on job opportunities, helps with interview prep, reviews resumes, and more.

Where Our Graduates Work

Our society is finding an ever-increasing need for licensed social workers. Employment of mental health and substance abuse social workers is projected to grow by 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for all occupations. As new laws remove mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders and instead move toward assigning them to substance abuse and mental health treatment programs, for example, the need for social workers is ballooning.

Here is just a selection of the organizations and roles our graduates have moved into upon graduating from Tulane’s MSW program:

The American Red Cross logo
The Department of Homeland Security FEMA logo
The National Association of Social Workers logo
The Salvation Army logo
A woman, man and two children seated at a counselor's office

Child welfare and human services agencies

Community outreach

Six different people's hands put together
A circle of people seated on chairs but their faces are not shown.


Homeless shelters and women’s shelters

Two people serving food to a man, another man and woman are in line
An empty hospital hallway and waiting area



Two man with athletic clothes seated on the bleachers
The empty interior of a research facility

Outpatient research facilities

Pediatric Social Work

A woman and a girl seated on a sofa