Social work is one of the few areas of education that prepares you to help improve the quality of people's lives in myriad ways. In social work, you'll help at the individual, family, group, and community level providing services that include child welfare, mental health, policy advocacy, assist specific populations (elderly, immigrants, etc.), substance abuse, . . .
What's the difference between "curing" and "healing" someone? It's an interesting distinction, particularly to those who feel drawn to the field of counseling. Pharmaceuticals can "cure" an illness, and yet without the proper support or the ability to deal with loss and trauma, an individual may be far from "healed." It's into that world -- . . .
From federal agents to security guards, our popular imagination is captivated by the action-packed days of our front-line defenders in criminal justice. Of course, there's much more to criminal justice than what occurs in action movies. Criminal justice is a vast range of disciplines that seeks to uphold justice and order in a variety of . . .
This post will examine some of the advantages of a degree in social work over opting for a major in psychology. There are instances where the latter degree is beneficial. We will look at this scenario also. A Personal Choice A career in either field is altruistic. You have made the decision to help others, . . .
A recent report indicates that the field of online medical services is poised for explosive growth over the coming decades. Jobs in the field include physician, nurse, mental health professional, computer and technical roles and business and communications roles. Healthcare providers are, naturally, the heart of the telehealth industry. Behind the scenes, professionals with backgrounds in . . .
IMAGE SOURCE: Pixabay, public domain. If you aspire to become a clinical social worker, then earning your Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is just one step toward your goal. You will need to attain a license to practice clinical social work. While exact licensing requirements vary from state to state, it’s typical for aspiring . . .
IMAGE SOURCE: Pixabay, public domain. Before you commit to investing your time and money into graduate school, it’s important to consider your career potential. Are there jobs available for candidates who have the kind of degree you’re pursuing, or could you be wasting years of your life and tens of thousands of dollars on a . . .
IMAGE SOURCE: Pixabay, public domain. As you consider your options for earning a master’s in social work (MSW) degree, you may wonder if online learning is a good choice for you. Some of the top master’s in social work degree programs in the nation offer online learning options. Many MSW programs make great use of . . .
IMAGE SOURCE: Army Medicine, Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons license. If you’re wondering whether a master’s in social work (MSW) degree is the right choice for you, then you should consider what your career options will be with and without this advanced degree. A bachelor’s degree is sufficient to prepare you for direct-service social work positions . . .