Yes I always advise that any one moving to higher education academia that it is good to be very versatile in your Academia Institutions - If you are in High School enroll in a neighborhood community college receive your AA degree graduate transfer out of state to a HBCU for your 2 yrs. of Bachelors Degree graduate.
And apply to a main stream triple AAA seed university and transfer such as Cal tech, New York Univ,University of NC Chapel Hill to receive your Masters Degree
Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical
Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) If you wish to hold the title of Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C)
Licensed Certified Social Worker to designate those who have completed a master's level education and 3000 hours of supervised work. In this case, an extra C (for Clinical) is added at the end (i.e., LCSW-C) to indicate clinical or mental health practice (instead of management, or other nonclinical work).
Masters Degree Graduate in Social Work with a minor in psychology
Some social workers with extra clinical work certification also have the BCD at the end of the LCSW, which stands for Board Certified Diplomate.
The C allows for you to practice as a clinician therapist you are able to write scripts and bill the federal govt. value options for medicare and medicaid.
After graduating you want to apply for Doctoral Studies at and Ivy League University such as Brown Univ., Univ. of Penn., Cornell U., Dartmouth U., Yale or Harvard this allows for you to have a diverse academic curricula vitae' and your last phase of academia is your Post Doctoral you would like to be a principle Investigator for such Institutions of research such as world renown Johns Hopkins University or Albert Einstein University and you want to complete 1 community service project overseas for 6 months or 1 year after your Post Doctoral.
The average PHD. beginner in this position makes around $89K, but folks who have PHD. been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $94K. Masters Level Licensed Clinical Social Workers bring in $59K.
Program management and ownership of therapeutic programming makes around $80K up to $100K.
Create a practice design and a business plan for your social work private practice. What kind of clients do you want to help?
develop a thorough business plan and marketing plan for your business
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and utilize research from
The Social Worker's Path to Private Practice - Dr. Lynn K. Jones
The Social Worker's Path to Private Practice – How You Can Get From Here to There ... She has written four books about the business of being a therapist and coach ... advises students who are planning to develop a private therapy practice
good luck on your new journey start now while your young and be fully loaded and ready for action now it will put you above the rest so you may prosper and enjoy your life
I would recommend going to a local NASW chapter meeting and asking the question. This will give you more information from others who are already in the field and give you a field for what can be done to enter the profession after college.
Start thinking with which popiulation you would want to work with-early childhood, school age, adolescents, adult or the elderly. Do you want to make homevists, work in the community or established institutions (school, hospitals, mental health)--just to give you a few starting points.
Social work jobs are notoriously low paying. You will have to do it for the love of the job instead of the salary. You might want to check the job market in your geographical area, availability of jobs and salary, before committing to this type of work.