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What does a Social Worker do on a Daily basis?

I am aware of a Social Workers main objectives and the amount of years you have to attend college. Also I know that I can have a bachelors dagree in Social work but have a masters degree in Psychology. #career

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Stephanie’s Answer

Social workers do a lot of counseling, which is similar to psychology, but there are specialized programs in social work. You can obtain a bachelors degree in social work (BSW) and do case management, which involves helping people with benefits and entitlements, like social security, rent assistance, and Medicaid. Also a lot of child protection social workers have BSWs. In order to work doing counseling or clinical work, you must get a master degree in social work (MSW). This is typically a two-year program that includes an internship 3 days per week each year. It is a great experience that gets you ready to do the work in the community. If you already have a BSW, you can go to graduate school as an advanced standing student and obtain your MSW in 1 year.

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Hannah’s Answer

Social workers may work in all different fields as well -- work with children, families, adults, seniors, people with developmental or other disabilities, etc. They may work in many different types of settings; hospitals, non-profits, social service agencies, for-profit corporations, the government, private practice, nursing homes, schools, and more.
Of course, not all people who get a Masters in Social Work choose to do clinical (direct service) work. Some MSWs choose to go into management/administration, where they run programs and agencies, work in fundraising & development, and supervise others. Often in the second year of graduate school, students choose a focus (clinical work, work with groups, or community organization, for example) which allows you to get a little more real world exposure into your area of interest.

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