Career Opportunities

  • The need for social workers is expected to grow by 19% through 2026 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Social workers have one of the highest rates of job satisfaction in the nation
  • More than 95% of La Salle graduates secure a job within six months of completion or continue on to graduate school
  • Social workers provide more than 60% of mental health services in the U.S. today. Roles include:
    • Medical social worker
    • Adoption specialist
    • Case manager
    • Diversity trainer
    • Career counselor
    • School social worker
    • Community Organizer
    • Policy advocate
    • Housing specialist
    • Perinatal worker
    • Grief counselor
    • Foster care provider
    • Outreach worker

I wanted to change my life. La Salle University has been a big part of it. I didn’t expect all of these beautiful things. For myself, to improve my life, I had to be here.”

Albania Luciano Wilmo, ’21

Faculty Profile

Janine Mariscotti, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Professor

“In social work, each individual person we meet is an expert on their own lives… It’s our job to build in what supports we can and then trust that they will do the rest.”

Janine Mariscotti, MSW, LCSW


La Salle’s MSW program has achieved Candidacy for Accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Assessment Outcomes

Brittany Kuhn, ’23, M.A. ’24, who lost her husband tragically, aspires to use her experience with loss as a means of guiding others through their difficult times.  “If not me, […]

Albania Luciano Wilmo, ’21, is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. Albania Luciano Wilmo, ’21, is used to beating the odds. Overcoming obstacles has become commonplace for her. A language barrier. […]

Julia Hartman

Julia Hartman, ’10, is helping others overcome barriers as both a licensed social worker and life coach. Julia Hartman, ’10, LMSW, knows the value of encouragement to someone who is […]