Social Worker

Nicole Campbell

What social workers do:

Social workers assist people in managing their daily lives, coping with issues, navigating relationships, and solving personal and family problems. There are many different kinds of social work careers. Some social workers work in hospital settings, helping patients and families understand and make difficult health care choices. Others work with families who are experiencing domestic conflicts. Social workers may develop, implement, and assess programs to address social issues such as domestic violence, poverty, child abuse, and homelessness.

Environment:

Some social workers work in an office and some go to peoples houses.

How to become a social worker:

You must have a baccalaureate degree in Social Work or Social Welfare Program from a college or university approved by the Board or a baccalaureate degree in another field with two years of experience in a social work capacity.

Salary:

In Virginia the hourly wage is $27.98 and $58,200 a year.

Job outlook:

Social workers will be in demand soon because of the economy changes.

Jobs similar to a social worker are:

*Consoler

*Therapist

*Probation officer