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    Description:  Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.

    Typical Career path: MSW

    Sample Job Titles: Clinical Research Assistant, Graduate Assistant, Graduate Research Assistant, Research Aide, Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Specialist, Research Technician, Social Research Assistant, Survey Analyst

    Licensure: A clinical license is not required for most entry-level positions.  Most operate successfully with their MSW degree credentials.


    • NASW (National Association of Social Workers) - NASW & Co-Chapter
    • Society for Social Work and Research - SSWR

    LinkedIn Groups – Virtual networking forums and groups certainly provide value within corporate enterprise.  Consider following several groups for trends, networking opportunities, job connections and more!

    • Social Work Research and Evaluation Practice Group – International
    • National Association of Social Workers – NASW’s Official Group
    • University of Denver:  Graduate School of Social Work

    Salary Statistics:  

    There are a number of salary scales available online; however, these resources are recommended.

    Additional salary tools that can assist from a specific agency or organization, for instance:

    • PCO – DU/GSSW Career Platform contains employer & salary information reported from GSSW graduates
    • LinkedIn - Salary Finder

    Job Boards: There are a number of job boards; however, these are some that are often use within this career field including:

    Video Resources

      Contract Work, Faculty Spotlight - Event Recording 

      Non-traditional Careers in Social Work, Alumni Panel - Event Recording

      Social Workers as Community Organizers, Alumni Panel - Event Recording

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This portfolio last updated: 18-Oct-2021 2:27 PM