Social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

There were more than 708,000 social work jobs in 2021. The profession is expected to grow by nine percent by 2031.
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Interactive Timeline

Learn about important events in NASW’s history and about the impact NASW and its members have had on society and the profession.

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Social Workers Stand Up

Watch our videos that describe how social workers stand up for society's most vulnerable.

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