Social Worker: Career Information
What do social workers do, how much do they earn and what is their job outlook? What are the educational and other requirements?
How to Become a Social Worker
If you are thinking of joining this field, here is what you will need to do. First see out if you are cut out to be a social worker. Find out what degree you will need. Learn about additional requirements and then get advice on finding your first job.
Quiz: Should You Become a Social Worker?
Do you have what it takes to be a social worker?
The Real Life of Social Workers
The best way to learn about any career is to talk to people who actually work in it. Real-life social workers share their stories here. Read about what being a social workers is really like or tell us your story about life in this field.
Related Career: Psychologist
Like social workers, psychologists who specialize in clinical psychology help people solve personal and family problems. Learn more about this occupation and find out how a career in psychology differs from one in social work.
Careers in Social Change
Many who choose social work as a career do it because they want to make the world a better place. Learn about other careers for those interested in social change.
Mental Health Careers
Mental health and substance abuse social workers treat people who are suffering from mental illness or addicted to drugs or alcohol. Learn about other mental health careers.