Instead of stating the obvious -- become a Social Worker -- I'll get to the practical ramifications of this line of study. A Social Worker gains familiarity with people, their problems, general challenges, hopes, fears and goals. The complex human condition is a driving force in addressing just about every challenge a person is faced with. And in doing so, it becomes a way to motivate people to do their best and enjoy their lives as much as possible. If you have a job where you need to interact with people -- and most jobs are like that, of course -- understanding human behavior will always be a great plus. Not everyone will be aware of the general applicability of Social Work in many other jobs, but many people will. You'll need to approach any particular position with this in mind and a drive to educate your prospective employer about this if necessary. And that effort is, itself, an example of using those same skills.
Social workers can be executive directors of nonprofit organizations, community organizers, professors, and even members of Congress, to name some examples.
They can work in the public, private, and even military sectors.
They can work hands on building things, provide mentor ship and career guidance, be advocates for those in need, conduct research, and even work in social media.
There are a ton of options out there for for those passionate enough to become social workers.
Per the National Association of Social Workers, "The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet basic and complex needs of all people, with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. If you’re looking for a career with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and a variety of options, consider social work. "
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Child Welfare Social Worker
Direct-Service Social Worker
Gerontology Social Worker
Medical/Public Health Social Worker
Mental Health Social Worker
Palliative & Hospice Care Social Worker
Research Social Worker
School Social Worker
Substance Abuse Social Worker
Veterans & Military Social Worker
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