Rewarding Career: Five Reasons You Should Get a Degree in Social Work


Many Professional Options

One of the wonderful things about earning a social work degree is that it doesn't lock you into one career path that has been mapped out for you beforehand. There are quite a few directions into which you can take this degree. From gerontology to mental health to community organizing, you have plenty of professional options that you can take after you graduate. You can even switch tracks mid-career. This is even easier to do if you further your education by looking into MSW programs. The social work degree is that flexible.


Making a Difference

Social workers work on the front lines of societal change. Every day they go to work to change the fortunes of disenfranchised populations in the United States and abroad. Changing the world is in their job description.

From changing the world to spending less time in school, there are more than a few benefits to earning a social work degree. There are many U.S. universities that offer bachelor's and master's degrees in this field, encompassing dozens of specialties such as clinical practice, public advocacy and macro work. Choosing a program that has a variety of specialization options ensures that you have more choices after graduation.

Article contributed by Anita Ginsburg, a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado in the USA.