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Is it a waste of time to get your masters degree in Social work?

I would love to travel and help people all around the world would getting a bachelors degree be sufficient? #social-work #social #career

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Stephanie’s Answer

Hello Kilynn H. earning a master's degree is not a waste of time if you love and have a passion for that career time goes by fast. You will have bigger opportunities and a higher salary with a master's degree.
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Sydney’s Answer

It is not a waste of time getting your MSW degree. More doors will open for you along with higher paying job opportunities. Make sure you get your MSW from an accredited school.
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Alyssa’s Answer

Generally speaking, a bachelor's degree in Social Work is sufficient for caseworkers. If you wish to pursue a clinical career in Social work, a Master's degree would be required. Since you stated that you desire to travel, a Master's would likely be most beneficial and also comes with a higher compensation rate.
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Rashid’s Answer

Kilynn,
This is a really good question.
The answer depends on your level of motivation and the level of achievement that you aspire to within the field of Social Work.
I have a friend who works in social work. She had applied for an Executive Director position within her organization for years and was only able to secure the position once she committed to obtaining her Master's.
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Karen’s Answer

Social Work is such an important and inspirational career choice! Certain licensures in Social Work require Master’s Degrees, and some don’t, so it really depends on what you ultimately want to do within the field.

Karen recommends the following next steps:

Research licensure requirements in your state.
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