I found this website, BeASocialWorker.org, where prospective students can learn more about the profession. It includes topics such as code of ethics, professional standards, and education and licensing requirements. The site also lists ten areas you can use your social work degree: seniors and aging; children and families; health and wellness; mental health; private practice; education and research; advocacy and legislation; corporations and nonprofit organizations; military and veterans; and community organizing. (my favorite areas are emphasized in bold text)
I took the quiz, What Type of Social Worker Will You Be?, and my top score was management and administration followed by education and research. If you are a macro social worker looking for nonprofit leadership positions, a Kansas social work professor posted a list of excellent links.