The Social Work pathway allows Jackson State graduates to work in one of the fastest growing careers identified by the U.S. Department of Labor: Community Services and Mental Health. The healthcare and social assistance industry is projected to create about 28% of all new jobs in the U.S. economy through 2016. Our graduates go on to complete the Bachelors of Social Work and find work at local and regional service agencies as Licensed Social Workers. Many of our students have gone on for their Masters in Social Work at the University of Memphis, Union University, UT Martin, and the University of Michigan, specializing in such fields as medical social work, school social work, clinical social work, and elderly social work. If students would like to be a resource for individuals and families who need help and guidance, the Social Work pathway offers a valuable route to a satisfying career.