The work can be rewarding, but not membership in NASW. Don't waste your time and money, unless you don't mind beating your head against a brick wall and throwing money down the drain.
I've been a member of NASW since the '80s and cannot begin to tell you how frustrating it's been. I got talked into it as an undergrad, chained to it for the malpractice insurance, and now cannot free myself of it.
With NASW, it's about what you can do for others, not what NASW can do to support you. You'll get no practice support unless you do macro level work. When I see what the APA (American Psychological Assoc.) offers its members, especially for continuing ed topics and practice support, there is absolutely no comparison. None. APA provides very high quality, CURRENT, and relevant information, and that includes macro level info. NASW's focus is far too broad, without depth, to do those of us in the field much good.
Most frustrating of all is NASW's website. It does nothing but thwart its users, at every turn, and it's been this way for YEARS. The information on it tends to be outdated and useless. It doesn't even have a secure login, so be prepared to have your identity stolen if you log in.
NASW has been and continues to be an embarrassment. I cannot identify with being a social worker or take pride in my association when all I see, with virtually EVERY encounter with NASW, is low-quality, low-tech, outdated and useless information. If you are a master’s level clinician, be prepared to be invisible to them unless they want money. I wish I would have gone into a PhD program in psychology.