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Curious2010 in Harrisburg, North Carolina

20 months ago

I am currently going to a community college but I want to become a social worker and help others. I plan to transfer to a four year university in South Carolina.I know for sure that I want to major in Spanish and become fluent. Should I also major in Social work,or can I get my bachelors in Spanish and then get my Masters in Social Work?

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thompson in Thunder Bay, Ontario

20 months ago

Curious2010 in Harrisburg, North Carolina said: I am currently going to a community college but I want to become a social worker and help others. I plan to transfer to a four year university in South Carolina.I know for sure that I want to major in Spanish and become fluent. Should I also major in Social work,or can I get my bachelors in Spanish and then get my Masters in Social Work?

I just got my BSW, and I sort of new at the beginning that jobs would not be plentiful. I was planning on getting my MSW, but I am putting on the brakes and thinking about getting the Registered practical nurse, which is the same as an LPN in the USA. I find no use of getting an MSW in this environment of cut backs. The government is only going to keep front line workers, why? How else will it pay for all the boomers that will need health care. Besides child welfare and drug treatment centres, social work could disapear. Nursing is front line like police and fire. To go for a MSW and just end up in Child Welfare would be academic suicide. Think before you start a social work degree. Its a disguised psychology degree, good for coffee talk.

What do you think, BSW/LPN or just an MSW??????????????? it makes no sense to go forward in a deadend area with little jobs to bounce around on and little choices. I have talked to many professionals and they said for me to compliment by BSW with an LPN would be the best I can do right now , and it would be more powerful then just a MSW. I would have more transferable skills

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MSW in May 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia

7 days ago

Curious2010 in Harrisburg, North Carolina said: I am currently going to a community college but I want to become a social worker and help others. I plan to transfer to a four year university in South Carolina.I know for sure that I want to major in Spanish and become fluent. Should I also major in Social work,or can I get my bachelors in Spanish and then get my Masters in Social Work?

Are you already fluent in Spanish? If you want an MSW, then your undergraduate degree should be a BSW so you can apply for advanced standing. This means doing your MSW in one year (Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters) instead of two. However, if your main focus is getting your undergrad in Spanish then you can double major, or major in Spanish and apply to a 2 year MSW program.

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MSW in May 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia

7 days ago

MSW in May 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia said: Are you already fluent in Spanish? If you want an MSW, then your undergraduate degree should be a BSW so you can apply for advanced standing. This means doing your MSW in one year (Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters) instead of two. However, if your main focus is getting your undergrad in Spanish then you can double major, or major in Spanish and apply to a 2 year MSW program.

If you double major you will get advance standing.

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puzzled in Newton, North Carolina

7 days ago

Curious2010 in Harrisburg, North Carolina said: I am currently going to a community college but I want to become a social worker and help others. I plan to transfer to a four year university in South Carolina.I know for sure that I want to major in Spanish and become fluent. Should I also major in Social work,or can I get my bachelors in Spanish and then get my Masters in Social Work?

Rethink, Rethink. I have an MSW and I am having an awful time finding a job. I may even have to go back to school for nursing. please rethink. nursing is complimentary to social work, you can still help people. I wish someone had told me this. My MSW has led me to dead ends I live in NC just like you. Please rethink. Even teachers are doing better than us. There are just no jobs. And if you get a BSW eventually they'll want an MSW, Medicare is going this way. I was told this by a clinical director. And when you get the MSW they will want you to have years of experience before hiring you. How do you get this while in graduate school?

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