Employers, Hire a Social Worker

Save time and money. Target your recruitment efforts with NASW's Social Work Career Center.

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The Social Work Career Center is one of the social work profession’s top online recruitment national job boards. The Social Work Career Center receives over 50,000 visitors and 180,000 page views each month.

NASW offers two job boards: NASW JobLink and National Health Care Network (NHCN). We can also develop customized job postings packages depending on your recruitment needs.

  • NASW JobLink job postings are posted on our national job board, syndicated on other job boards, and on a range of Chapter job board websites.
  • The NHCN is a network of health care job boards that includes NASW JobLink and NASW Chapter job boards.

Advertise on NASW JobLink to:

  • Reach a great number of highly educated, skilled, and qualified social workers
  • Search for candidates by browsing resumes featured on the site
  • Get instant notifications when candidates apply for your position
  • Manage your job postings and candidate job applications online
  • Highlight your job in the Featured Opportunities section to increase your exposure

Social Work Salary Data

Social work salaries have a high variability. Social work salaries vary depending upon a number of factors, including geographic location, highest social work degree and gender. The NASW Center for Workforce Studies partnered with the Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany to conduct this benchmark national study of 10,000 license social workers.

Social Work Licensure

A social work degree and license are evidence that a social worker has met the basic standards for social work practice in a particular state. Licensing requirements vary from jurisdiction. Visit the state regulatory board directly or the Association of Social Work Boards, for a list of social work state licensing agencies or for a comparison of state regulations.

NASW Credentials and Certifications

NASW professional credentials are viewed as “license plus.” NASW credentials indicate that a social worker has met national standards of social work practice and exemplified a high level of competence.

The NASW Credentialing Center provides a verification service for NASW members who hold our credentials and specialty certifications at a minimal charge. For information, contact the Credentialing Center at 202.408.8600 ext. 447.

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CE Approval Program

NASW offers formal social work continuing education (CE) approval for programs that meet our criteria. All providers who offer continuing education programs that are relevant to social workers may submit an application. 

Learn about the NASW CE Approval Program

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Use NASW JobLink to reach highly educated, skilled, and qualified social workers.