Many social workers think about going to graduate school, but they have to weigh the options and decide if an advanced education is worthwhile. Although the answer depends on the individual, it’s undeniable that there are many benefits to earning your Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Social workers with an MSW are able to . . .
Social work is a fulfilling and challenging field that’s not for the faint of heart. Despite the stressful situations that can sometimes arise working in this field, many social workers love their work so much that they can’t imagine devoting their professional lives to any other occupation. The benefits of an education and career in . . .
If you’re contemplating a career in social work, you may wonder what job opportunities there are in this field. Are you going to school for a career that is difficult to attain, or are there plentiful positions open for qualified candidates to fill? Fortunately for prospective students in this field, career opportunities for social workers . . .
Social work may not seem like a highly academic field, but it is a career path that requires a higher education. Social workers need, at minimum, a bachelor's degree, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and a graduate degree can open new opportunities in the occupation. There are good jobs available . . .
Going to graduate school for social work is a big step that can have an even bigger impact on your future career opportunities. When you study social work at the master’s level, your classes will consist of a mix of generalized and specialized graduate-level coursework and a lengthy internship. Combining Generalist and Specialist Knowledge While . . .
For aspiring social workers, the main career requirement is earning a bachelor’s degree, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Naturally, the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree is the ideal choice for this career path, because it provides specific formal training and real-world experience in the practice of social work. The . . .
Social work is a thriving field, one that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects to grow twice as quickly as the average occupation in the United States. Yet competition for the best jobs, the ones you are likely to seek with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, can still be fierce. For one . . .
There are many steps you should take to excel at a job interview, but for aspiring social workers, recommendations to act professionally in your initial communications, dress appropriately and arrive early barely scratch the surface. Your degree is necessary for meeting qualification requirements, but you need more than an education if you want to get . . .