Social work is more than a job. It’s a calling an individual has to help others, often in the face of difficult and stressful situations. Although social workers love what they do and the difference they are able to make, the reality is that this occupation is very challenging. Among the hardest things about working . . .
In the field of social work, a graduate degree really is optional. You can be a social worker and hold many different roles in different areas of specialty, all with only your Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. However, there are many compelling reasons to pursue a master’s degree in social work. With a Master . . .
Associate’s degrees awarded by junior and community colleges typically require two years, or around 60 undergraduate college credits, to complete. That’s half the time it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college, and community college students often spend less than half the tuition costs. While it sounds good to decrease the time . . .
In addition to the many different areas of social work practice, there are two primary areas of focus in the field: micro and macro. There are numerous career paths in both micro and macro roles, and both types of social workers make a difference, but they do so in different ways. Whether you want to . . .
Social work is a large profession, employing 682,100 Americans, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Within the field, you will find many different areas of specialization. It should come as no surprise, then, that there are many professional organizations established and aspiring social workers can join to get more involved in . . .
Social work is a challenging career in many ways – emotionally, mentally and often physically. However, the education required to attain this career is easy in some ways but difficult in other ways. Generally, the less advanced the degree you are pursuing is, the easier it will be to meet graduation requirements. If you plan . . .
In a career path with notoriously low earning potential, you need to aim for the highest-paying positions to make your investment in an education worthwhile. Although it’s true that some social workers earn little, others can make a very comfortable living doing what they love. Often, the differences between the highest- and lowest-paying jobs in . . .
A college education is necessary for a career in social work. If you’re eager to get started in the profession, the social work degree program you choose can make a big difference in your career path. Some programs allow students to save a year or more – potentially cutting the time it takes to earn . . .
There’s a lot of variety in the field of social work. Clinical social work refers to the practice of working directly with clients to diagnose mental, emotional and behavioral disorders and treat those disorders through counseling, psychotherapy and other non-pharmaceutical methods. Working in this area of social work encompasses a great deal of responsibility. To . . .