Facts

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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 680,000 social work jobs in 2016. The profession is expected to grow by 16 percent by 2026.

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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

NASW created videos that describe how social workers stand up for society's most vulnerable.

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