Originally Posted by Psychadelic2012
Where the heck can a BSW get a license??
Um...Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey, Kentucky, Oregon, Arkansas, West Virginia, Hawaii, and a bunch of other states. They're named different things (LSW, LBSW, CSW, RBSW) and regulated by the individual State Boards of Social Work, but in a lot of places an undergraduate degree in Social Work does lead to licensure. Social Work and Nursing are the two fields I think of immediately because I have the most experience with them, but I'm sure there are others where an undergraduate degree leads to licensure and employment.
The bottom line is that to say that, "I doubt anyone[...]will be able to be employed in their undergraduate field without seeking additional specialization[...]the UG degree was probably not needed, anyway.
" is not accurate so long as there remain fields where the UG degree leads to licensure, and neither Nursing nor Social Work seem to be changing their Bachelors-level licensing. Both fields also have excellent employment prospects (although pay varies).