Social workers help individual, groups and famiilies adjust and cope with personal and social problems. They deal with a variety of clients-troubled youth, victims of crimes and poor people. As a social worker, you would assess their problems, counsel them and sometimes take legal action on their behalf. Social workers usually work in social services agencies, or in institutions such as hospitals, group homes or correctional facilities.
WHAT YOU NEED:
To become a social worker, you must complete either a two-year community college program or an undergraduate degree at a university. However, college graduates find fewer opportunities for advancement; their jobs are limited to front-line positions. Undergraduate degrees in this field are offered in universities, but enrollment is often limited and standards are high. Some colleges and universities offer CO-OP programs.
$33,000 to $37,000