Boston University School of Social Work

Clinical or Macro Social Work – Which Major is Right for You Infographic

The overall employment of social workers is expected to grow over the next several years, faster than the average for all occupations. It’s important to understand the different social work options so you can make an informed decision about the area of practice that will be the best fit for you. The Boston University School of Social Work Online Program offers the two social work options – Macro Social Work and Clinical Social Work Practice – and breaks down the differences between the two majors in the infographic below. Learn how these types differ by populations they serve, the skills you’ll learn, the focus of each major’s curriculum, and employment opportunities.

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Clinical or Macro – Which Major is Right for You

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