Human Services Guide

About The Career of a Social Worker

Do you have natural interpersonal skills and an innate desire to help your fellow human beings? If you answered yes, then a career in Social Work might be an excellent fit for you. Social Work is a diverse field which includes many career paths.

If you care about children and child safety you can go into child welfare and help children to live in a safe and happy home environment. Perhaps you enjoy counseling, in which case you can become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and set up your own counseling practice. Maybe you want to impact as many lives as possible and help people who are facing financial hardship in these difficult economic times. Becoming an eligibility worker will give you an opportunity to touch the lives of many families and individuals.

* Earn a Master of Social Work degree online from the top-ranked USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. This CSWE-accredited program features live, online classes and hands-on field experiences near your community. GRE scores are not required to apply, and you can complete your degree in two years or less. Bachelor's degree required. Learn more and request information!

* SocialWork@Simmons is an innovative, online Master of Social Work program offered through the Simmons School of Social Work, the nation’s oldest school of social work. Complete your MSW in as little as 15 months with this CSWE-accredited program. No GRE required. Request information.

* Capella University offers several programs that may fit your education needs for a career in Social Work. An MSW and DSW are offered with CSWE Candidacy. If you do not yet possess a Bachelors Degree a variety of programs including BS in Psychology are available. Request Information Here.

There are many different ways in which you can help your fellow human beings as a Social Worker, within the following pages you can learn which Social Work career resonates with you. In each article you will find a description of the job, how it services human beings, its impact on society, educational requirement and salary ranges. With all that information you can make an informed choice on which career path is the best match for your innate skills, talents and dreams.

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  • The Social Work Occupation


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