I love your question, and it is actually something I ask myself often. If I had it to do over again I would complete a dual masters, so I would complete my MSW but along with an MHP or JD. There is power in social work, but there is not a great deal of options that pay well. If you want to become a psychotherapist I would go to a counseling specific program, if you want to make macro level change you really need something in addition to an MSW. I hope this helps! Also keep in mind what kind of people you want to be your colleagues, this can really help give direction.
Nicole recommends the following next steps:
- Interview people in disciplines that might align well with an MSW.