A Social Worker’s CareerPresented By: Terrica SpringerClass: 4th PeriodDate: May 13, 2013
What Do Social Workers Do?Social Workers provide social services and assistance toimprove the social and psychological functioning ofchildren find a better home. They go to schools and theyaddress such problems as teenage pregnancy,misbehavior, and truancy. A social worker have to be ableto notice when problem happen. Listen and understandwhat people have today. Social workers also have to lookfor ways to help people.
Entry-Level EducationIn order to be a Social Worker you must have a Bachelor’s Degree.Clinical Social Worker’s must have a Master’s Degree.
Salary2010 Median Pay: 42,480 per year20.42 per hour
Number of Jobs in 2010There were approximately 650,000 number of jobs in 2010.
Job Outlook From 2010-2020Expected to grow 25% faster. Which means more people are goingto get a Social Worker job.
Work EnvironmentSocial Workers work in the following places:•Hospitals and Clinics•Nursing Homes•Schools , Colleges & Universities•Private Practices•Military Bases•Substance Abuse Clinics
Similar Occupations•Health Educators•Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapist•Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialist•Psychologists•Rehabilitation Counselors•School and Career Counselors•Social and Community Service Manager•Social and Human Service Assistance•Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
How To Become A Social WorkerA bachelors degree is required for social work positions. Somepositions require a masters degree. Licensure varies by state. Allclinical social workers must be licensed. You must also have theimportant qualities of a social worker which are: compassion,listening skills, organizational skills, people skills, problem-solving skills, and time-management skills.
Career ClusterThe career cluster for Social Worker is:Human Services
Work ScheduleSocial Workers work FULL-TIME. Sometimes they work eveningsand weekends.
Why You Choose That CareerI want to be a Social Worker because I would be happy knowing thatI have made a difference in a childs life. I want to play a part inhelping out people and understanding how they feel. Helping othersmake a positive change in their life. With social work I believe I canachieve this.