I am considering going to school to pursue an MSW but I am having serious anxiety regarding my decision. I know that regardless if you are a teacher, nurse,or a social worker there is a high amount of burn out and stress but some people are better fit at handling certain types of stressors than others.
I am a bit of an introvert. I do not mind working hard but there are certain types of working conditions that I know is not suitable for me. I do not want to work in an environment were I have to regularly make home visits, especially alone to dangerous locations. I also do not want to work in an environment were there is a huge lack of structure and rediculous amount of case loads.
Is hospital social work a possible good fit? I understand that the VA is probably one of the better (if not best) work environments but I would like to hear from others who work in a hospital setting as a social worker.