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The social work sector adapts according to the issues and challenges facing communities and their members, although the core values of the profession remain consistent.  Currently, several sociocultural issues are impacting those who receive social...
Social work careers are available in a growing number of settings, such as military and veteran support, gerontology, substance abuse treatment, and child welfare.  Most social workers find employment in clinical settings, working directly with...
The connection between social work and baby boomers is clear: as this population ages, their need for social services and support grows. The professionals trained to assist and support this aging population are called geriatric social workers. The...
An online master in social work is a valuable degree, offering diverse career prospects as well as the opportunity to bring about social justice and transformative change.  A master’s degree in social work (MSW) is one of the most versatile and...
You’ll need to consider many factors as you decide when to apply for social work master’s degree programs.  Graduate study is rigorous and challenging, so thoughtful preparation is vital as you begin to assemble application materials and plan for...
As you consider your educational and career paths, you may be wondering about the benefits of a degree in psychology versus social work. Both degree options can provide a highly rewarding career path, but it’s important to make an educated decision...
Considering Graduate Education?  How to Pay for a Social Work Master’s Degree An important factor to consider in your pursuit of a career in social service is how to pay for a social work master’s degree (MSW).   An MSW degree will call for a...
Weighing the benefits of an MSW vs. an MPH (master of social work vs. master of public health) is ultimately a decision based on cost vs. rewards – both of which can be measured in potential earnings and intangible benefits, like supporting and...
You may be curious about the differences between an LCSW vs. a psychologist, especially as you evaluate the best option for your career in the mental health field.  While both roles give practitioners the opportunity to diagnose and treat a variety...
The need for practitioners of social work in America continues to rise.  In fact, double-digit growth in career opportunities is expected over the next decade, with nearly 20% growth anticipated in fields such as medical and substance abuse social...

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