Career Questions tagged Social Work

Are you a fairly nice person

do you get a long with others...

#social-work

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Zuzana Burianova’s Avatar
Active Dec 03 at 09:21 AM

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Posted by Brandie B.’s Avatar Brandie B.
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Zuzana Burianova | Product Marketing Advisor Hi Brandie,I assume you are asking in the professional sense. Getting ...

What is the difference between majoring and minoring?

Are there different class amount requirements and do they hold different respects out in the community? #college-major...

#social-work

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Abby Lasky’s Avatar
Active Oct 31 at 06:00 PM

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Posted by Kylee R.’s Avatar Kylee R.
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Abby Lasky | Instructional Designer Hi Kylie. A college major is will be the main focus ...

What are some good resource books to start my library for working with youth as a social worker?

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Lillian Wang, LMSW’s Avatar
Active Oct 29 at 09:46 PM

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Posted by William F.’s Avatar William F.
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Lillian Wang, LMSW | Career Counselor in Higher Education Hi William,Creating a library sounds like a great idea! Here are ...

Which should I do first, seek employment, or take the licensure exam for master of social work?

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Angela Chan’s Avatar Lillian Wang, LMSW’s Avatar
Active Nov 05 at 04:05 AM

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Posted by William F.’s Avatar William F.
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Angela Chan | Social services manager, Community advocate, Experienced in partnership ... Hi William:You don't necessarily have to pick one or the other. ...

Looking for advice to a future therapist applying to graduate school

Hello, I would like to get in touch with current professionals within the clinical / counseling / therapy / social work field. I would like to know the pros and cons, challenges, and what an average day would look like! #social-work #therapy #counseling #clinical...

#psychology

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G. Mark Stewart’s Avatar
Active Sep 26 at 08:14 AM

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Posted by Alexandra T.’s Avatar Alexandra T.
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G. Mark Stewart | Adjunct Professor Engineering Like many other professions that require personal commitment, you need to ...

Im a 11th grader and have been thinking about my future lately. I'm really interested in psychology and want to become a social worker, but I'm torn between social work and being a firefighter.

I really want to help people and don' t know which one to choose with my limited knowledge. Would someone please tell me the processes of becoming a social worker or firefighter #stuckbetweencareers #firefighter...

#social-work

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Matthew Armes’s Avatar David George’s Avatar
Active Dec 06 at 11:08 AM

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Posted by L'esha Z.’s Avatar L'esha Z.
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Matthew Armes | Academic Counselor, University of Pennsylvania L'esha, Thanks for posting this question; it's definitely something to consider ...

How do you know exactly what you want to major/ go into?

I want to be a social worker but i want to have another second plan how do i know what else i would be interested in? #social-work...

#student

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Ally Hurd’s Avatar Madison Ballou’s Avatar
Active Nov 13 at 06:14 PM

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Posted by Aurora V.’s Avatar Aurora V.
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Ally Hurd | HS Teacher Start taking classes in college with Social Work focus. In those ...

How can I find a balance between study, work and social life?

I have to find a job in order to pay for at least half of my tuition as scholarships won't do enough. How can a balance all the projects for school and still work? #workandstudy #financingeducation #schoolarships #social-work #work-life-balance...

#working

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Jordana Meisner’s Avatar
Active Sep 17 at 09:05 PM

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Posted by Ana G.’s Avatar Ana G.
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Jordana Meisner | Sr Requirements Analyst You can't. At least, not all 3 all at once. You ...

What kind of toll does being a social worker take on you?

I recently came to the realization that I don’t really know if I want to be a social worker anymore. But I’m trying to research and hopefully figure it out. I know that being a social worker, they can be some horrid things to see and I don’t know how well I’d be able to handle that....

#social-work #socialworker

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Yaranil Ferrer, LSW’s Avatar
Active Sep 06 at 12:11 AM

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Posted by Olivia M.’s Avatar Olivia M.
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Yaranil Ferrer, LSW | Social Worker I think the work force in general can be demanding in ...

How do I manage my college and work the best?

I’m a full time student (16credz) , I am looking to get a job but worried I won’t be able to handle the two. Any suggestions ? #work #jobs...

#social-work

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Aug 24 at 12:10 PM

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Posted by Alpha T.’s Avatar Alpha T.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The first step is to determine that you are on the ...

Should a social worker get a masters degree?

I am trying to decide whether I should just receive my bachelor's degree in social work or go on to receive my master's degree. #socialwork #social-work...

#degrees

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Alisha Powell’s Avatar Kim Igleheart’s Avatar
Active Sep 03 at 11:52 AM

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Posted by Brianna J.’s Avatar Brianna J.
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Alisha Powell | Social Worker and Therapist Hi there,A masters degree in social work is the better option ...

What are the best steps to take as someone who would like to pursue both social work and animation?

I plan to finish college with at least a bachelor's in animation, but possibly a masters! This would mean I would probably have to double major. I'd like to do this at UGA, UNG, or maybe Breanau here in Georgia. This has been my plan for quite some time, however, if there are better options...

#georgia #art #career #double-major #lsw #animation #art-school #social-work

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar Sheryl Gunn’s Avatar
Active Aug 18 at 11:47 AM

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Posted by K B.’s Avatar K B.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential A first step would be to get to know yourself better ...

How did you doctors manage your private pratices during the first few years?

I am debating on whether I want to do hospital work and private clinic work after graduating from medical school. #medicine # #work-life-balance #social-work #college #working...

#work

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Active Aug 05 at 03:08 AM

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Posted by William H.’s Avatar William H.

Are the hours put into social work worth the outcome?

After watching videos on the social work profession, it seems that the hours can be rough and there is not a lot of vacation time available and holidays are not always available to take off. Is this a demanding career? And most importantly, is the effect you're having on the lives of others...

#social-services #social-work

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Kim Igleheart’s Avatar Debbie Yoro MSW, LCSW’s Avatar
Active Aug 05 at 06:31 AM

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Posted by Caitlin O.’s Avatar Caitlin O.
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Kim Igleheart | Employment Counselor | Open Records Specialist Caitlin,I'm going to respond to both questions in one answer.It would ...

What is the pay-off of being a social worker?

My interest has always been in helping people. Will I get to see that in a career in social work? Will I truly be making a difference in people's lives? #social-work #social-worker...

#social-services

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Tekia James’s Avatar
Active Nov 28 at 07:19 PM

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Posted by Caitlin O.’s Avatar Caitlin O.
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Tekia James | LEAD Supervisor Social work is a broad range, you can surely do a ...
Angela Chan’s Avatar
Angela Chan | Social services manager, Community advocate, Experienced in partnership ... Hi Kristi:In California, there are lots of organizations that hire clinical ...
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Kim Igleheart | Employment Counselor | Open Records Specialist Kristi,As you may or may not know, federal jobs give "military ...

What type of degree should I get if I want to work for a nonprofit organization?

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Ashley Brooke Moses’s Avatar Jonathan Sutherland’s Avatar
Active Sep 20 at 06:59 PM

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Posted by Olivia S.’s Avatar Olivia S.
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Ashley Brooke Moses | VolunteerAR Program Coordinator at State of Arkansas It really depends on what you want your function to be ...

Should I go straight through to my PhD?

Should I get my masters and work while getting my PhD, or should I go straight through and get my PhD, interning along the way? Which way gets me more experience, and which would insure that I will have a job? #social-work #phd #internship #masters #phd...

#msw

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Nicole Schroeder’s Avatar Michael Kantor’s Avatar
Active Dec 05 at 06:19 PM

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Posted by Dimetrius P.’s Avatar Dimetrius P.
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Nicole Schroeder | PhD Candidate Hi Demetrius, This is a really tough question! It really depends ...

Should my personality type dictate my career?

In school, we had to take personality tests to find our 'perfect career fits'. For the Myers-Briggs test, I got INTP (Introvert iNtuitive Thinking Perception), which is not known for its empathy. While it is true that I am not the most socially adept, nor am I the best at expressing (true)...

#career #intp #social-work

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Kim Igleheart’s Avatar Susan Angelakis’s Avatar Lashay Taylor’s Avatar
Active Sep 22 at 01:38 AM

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Posted by Dimetrius P.’s Avatar Dimetrius P.
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Kim Igleheart | Employment Counselor | Open Records Specialist Demetrius,These tests are just guidelines, and, unless interpreted by a skilled ...

What can I do to prepare for a career in Public Policy?

I am currently in the social work program at my college, with a minor in political science. There are only 3 classes in public policy available at my school, which I plan to take in the next 3 years. I am interested in macro social work and social policy. What can I do as a college student with...

#school #public-policy #social-work #government

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Deria Matthews’s Avatar Kim Igleheart’s Avatar Angela Chan’s Avatar
Active Jun 26 at 02:36 AM

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Posted by Deana A.’s Avatar Deana A.
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Deria Matthews | Family and Community Engagement Coordinator and Professional Educator Hi Deana, this a great question. One way to get more ...

What courses do you need to become a social worker?

I'm a CareerVillage staff member and I'm posting this because we know that many young people are looking for the answer to this question. This is among the most popular questions searched by youth, and we're hoping you will take a moment to share your response to it. Thank you! #college...

#social-worker #academic-advising #classes #social-work #courses

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Angela Chan’s Avatar Danielle Joanette-Kluck’s Avatar
Active Jun 24 at 04:33 AM

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Posted by Alexandra C.’s Avatar Alexandra C.
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Angela Chan | Social services manager, Community advocate, Experienced in partnership ... Major is social work, sociology, psychology, counseling, or human services. Begin ...

What subjects are needed to become a social worker?

I'm a CareerVillage staff member and I'm posting this because we know that many young people are looking for the answer to this question. This is among the most popular questions searched by youth, and we're hoping you will take a moment to share your response to it. Thank you! #college...

#social-worker #college-major #social-work

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Kim Igleheart’s Avatar Debbie Yoro MSW, LCSW’s Avatar
Active Jun 17 at 12:22 AM

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Posted by Alexandra C.’s Avatar Alexandra C.
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Kim Igleheart | Employment Counselor | Open Records Specialist "Social Worker" is a term used to define a very broad ...

What is it like working in public policy?

I am getting a degree in social work, but my interest lies in the macro side of the profession. I was looking at getting a degree in public policy after I finish undergrad, but I'm not sure what exact jobs there are in public policy. What skills are taught? Would I work for a company or for a...

#public-policy #graduate-school #political-science #mpp #policy #social-work

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Active May 24 at 07:22 PM

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Posted by Deana A.’s Avatar Deana A.

What specific skills do I need to be a community organizer?

Right now I am a social work major with a minor in political science at a university in Texas. I want to go into community organizing in the local area, and in the future in other areas. I have a broad idea of what a community organizer does, but I would love to get firsthand information about...

#social-work #community-organizing #political-science #community

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Tekia James’s Avatar
Active Nov 28 at 07:23 PM

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Posted by Deana A.’s Avatar Deana A.
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Tekia James | LEAD Supervisor When I think of a organizer, I think about someone who ...

Careers in Social Work

I’m working towards my Masters in SW. What are some careers that involve more therapy and working with families and teens? Even foster families and teens. #social-work #social-worker...

#pyschology

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Elizabeth Schoenfeld’s Avatar
Active Jun 06 at 03:30 PM

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Posted by Rachel H.’s Avatar Rachel H.
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Elizabeth Schoenfeld | Learning Strategist: Diversity & Inclusion/Corporate Responsibility You can try working for the Federal Government as a Family ...

Will I actually be able to succeed as a Social Worker?

I really want to help people but also be able to provide for myself while being happy. How will I know if my job will be self fulfilling? I want to make money but more imporatantly I want to be happy. But I don’t know if all the debt I’ll be in after college is worth it, I’m not rich. I’ve...

#money #social-work

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Danielle McNeil’s Avatar Kofi Kamara’s Avatar Sema Syed, LCSW’s Avatar
Active Oct 04 at 03:21 PM

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Posted by Willow M.’s Avatar Willow M.
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Danielle McNeil | Policy Consultant and Analyst at FL. Department of ... Hi Willow,I have a masters in social work and working toward ...

Is it possible to live comfortably while working in the volunteer industry?

I hope to serve others and volunteer as a career path. While I feel serving others is my calling, I don't exactly want to live in poverty. So, is it possible to live comfortably while also being able to serve others? In addition, is a career like that able to be balanced with a typical social...

#career #money #nonprofit #social-work #volunteer

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar Ashley Brooke Moses’s Avatar
Active Sep 20 at 07:16 PM

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Posted by Emma P.’s Avatar Emma P.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to ...

Should I get a work study job that is related to my major?

I want to major in business marketing, but I was wanting to get a work study in the rec center. #workstudy #major...

#social-work

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Ria Jagasia’s Avatar
Active May 22 at 08:48 AM

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Posted by Brooklyn S.’s Avatar Brooklyn S.
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Ria Jagasia | Academic Consultant at AIC Education While a work study that is related to your major would ...

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