Social Worker

Sydney Dyke

Description and Responsibility

A social worker helps people cope with problems in their everyday lives.

  • They respond to crisis situations
  • May have to visit clients
  • May need to work unusual hours and holidays

Education Requirments

  • Bachelor's degree in social work
  • Licensed- usual requires a masters degree
  • 3,000 hours of supervised clinical experience after graduation.

Salary

The normal salary a social worker earns in around $44,200 per year.

Workplace Environment

Most social workers go to the client, depending on what type of social work they choose. It is not typically a job you would stay at home for, or work in an office. Most social workers go visit their clients at hospitals, or even their homes.

Job Satisfaction

Most social workers enjoy their job because of the effect they have on other peoples lives.

Skills Needed

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management
  • Organization skills
  • Listening skills

Opportunities for Advancement

Most jobs in social work only require a bachelors degree, but it looks a lot better if one has a masters degree in social work and they get more job opportunities.

Advantages of Occupation

  • Working with others
  • Improving someones life
  • Travelling and not staying in one place

Personality Traits

  • Compassion
  • Patients
  • Organization
  • Listening