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Updated 7 minutes ago

To My Fellow Burnt Out Social Workers: Career Change from Social Work. I HATE SOCIAL WORK. - 118 Replies

Hey all, I'm a social worker myself, and I'm considering Teaching English As A Second Language abroad. Has anyone else done that, or is...

hey there

Updated 8 hours ago

"Child Protective Specialists" Job Interview Questions. - 1623 Replies

[QUOTE who="Steven109 in New York, New York"]I took mine in Dec 2017 (8317), still no list established. It takes about six months to get a list...


Updated 22 hours ago

Failed the LMSW exam 3-times. I am stuck! - 1689 Replies

[QUOTE who="Neky in Richmond, Texas"]I have taken the LMSW licensure exam 4 times and failed the last three by 5, 3, and 2 points. I am thinking of...

Justin Feasel

Updated 5 days ago

LCSW pay actually decent? - 27 Replies

I make over 120k a year working 4 days a week with my LCSW. My goal in the next couple of years is to break the 200k mark. We'll see if this...

MSW in California

Updated 24 days ago

Stressed new graduate lookig for a social work job - 291 Replies

I agree with some that the profession of Social Work is not as valued from a financial standpoint as those with other degrees. We have so much...


Updated 26 days ago

should I change careers to clinical social work or teaching? - 2 Replies

Hi Selina. I am an LCSW and have worked in various settings. I have enjoyed counseling work with one individual at a time and in a calm office...


Updated 27 days ago

Paid Per Client - Should I Take the Job? - 1 Reply

Take it. This isn't slavery you know. You can quit.

Larissa in Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Updated 1 month ago

why are RNs offered the same jobs as LCSW??? - 5 Replies

No disrespect to RNs. They do a wonderful job and are very important to society. However, as I person who is pursing my masters in social work (then...

BMcphee in Hialeah, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

Recruiter for social Worker - 7 Replies

Are there any recruiters in San Diego who will help with finding jobs in Social Work ? Thnx!

Maryann Brickner in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 1 month ago

Hospice Social Worker - 9 Replies

Hey! So, I was wondering if there were any hospice social workers out there. I have been scanning through the posts on this board and am getting...

AzraH in Cincinnati, Ohio

Updated 1 month ago

Leaving the field - 577 Replies

Since I've been laid of from my last job, I've realized I don't want to be a social worker anymore. I want to earn a living wage. I know I'm burned...

Toni in Morganville, New Jersey

Updated 2 months ago

re-entering the field after an absence - 13 Replies

I have been a medical social worker for 17 years in NYC hospitals, but resigned my job five years ago when the hospital I worked for (as did so many...

Jacky in Simi Valley, California

Updated 2 months ago

How am I suppose to get supervision hours for my LCSW (husband is military and I want a VA job) - 15 Replies

ANy information from you LCSW's out there would be VERY much appreicated. I completed my Masters in Social Work and I did take all the clinical...

SSW Student in Torrance, Ontario

Questions for Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Hi, my name is Stefanie and I am a social service worker student at Georgian College. I am compiling information about what it is like to work in the...

Joanie53 in Hartford, Connecticut

Updated 2 months ago

Uncertainty LCSW.. - 1 Reply

I dreamt of being a social worker since age 15 as one happened to be a role model for me. This was due to being raised as a ward of the state for...

Camille McDaniel in Atlanta, Georgia

Need A WEBSITE FOR YOUR BUSINESS? I'm an LPC doing web design

Do you need a client-attracting website for your business? Being represented on social media is great BUT make sure you are being represented on...

jelo in Northport, New York

Former Employer Refusal to Sign Off on Supervison Hours

I’ll try to make this as brief as possible. Approx. 2 yrs. ago I was employed as an LMSW or “Case Coordinator” at a psych. hospital’s chemical dep....

Alex in Carmel, New York

MFT Intern looking for clinical placement, PLEASE HELP

Hello everyone, I've never used this platform before. I was wondering is there anyone who knows of a clinical site that will accept marriage and...

Endah in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Updated 4 months ago

Social Work Abroad with US Degree - 143 Replies

I am wondering if anyone knows how possible/easy it is to get a job in another country with a MSW degree from an American University. I am an...

ThatGal in Northridge, California

Updated 4 months ago

Career advice - 2 Replies

Hi, I hope this is the correct forum. I graduated in 2014 from UC Davis with a B.S in Human Development. I was a transfer with two A.A degrees. I...

Riab in Rancho Mirage, California

Updated 4 months ago

Career transition from social work field - 434 Replies

I am in my late thirties and have been a clinical social worker for my entire adult working life. I have experience in a variety of mental health,...

Girl from Chicago in Bellwood, Illinois

MSW student deciding what direction to go in. School or Geriatric SWK?

I am in my foundation year of my Master's degree. I am trying to decide between becoming a School Social Worker or Geriatric/Medical Social...

Lee in Southaven, Mississippi

Updated 4 months ago

wanting to call it quits - 48 Replies

Hello All, I am a young professional and I seem to have lost my passion for social work, and possibly the helping profession all together. i know...

Theo in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 4 months ago

Best place in the US for a social worker to live? - 424 Replies

I'm just curious about this. I'm an MSW and I've lived in NYC, the Raleigh-Durham area, Portland, OR and Atlanta, Georgia. Those are fairly decent...

Samantha in Pompano Beach, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

looking to switch out of social work - 21 Replies

Hi I graduated my BSW. I went into the program with high expectation and came out with so many doubts. I wish I would have listened to my gut and...

Ginny in Southgate, Michigan

Updated 6 months ago

Social work or accounting? - 9 Replies

I know this probably sounds like a strange question, considering they are such different fields. But I have my reasons for asking: First of all, I...

Hope for my future in Sevierville, Tennessee

Have to pay to gain supervised hours for LCSW?

Hi, I was researching going into a master's counseling program until I found out you have to pay to be supervised. Is this the way it goes for...

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Updated 7 months ago

Psych PhD to Social Worker? - 1 Reply

Can you get a job as a social worker with a PhD in Psychology (not clinical)?

KP in Piscataway, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

Job opportunities for international students in the field of Social work in US? - 1 Reply

Hello All, I am currently studying at an MSW program and planned to get graduate in 2013 fall. Being an international student I am really worried...

Kayla in North Olmsted, Ohio

Changing jobs

I recently moved to Ohio and I am struggling to find a job that doesn't require an LSW I recently moved here so the standards are different from...

Mika C. in Nashville, Tennessee

Updated 9 months ago

Have you been successful in Social Work? Please tell your story! - 12 Replies

There are many negative Social Work posts scattered about, and I think those of us considering the field would benefit greatly from hearing some...

Day to Day Social Work in Greenville, South Carolina

Updated 9 months ago

Is social work a bad idea? - 26 Replies

I applied to a social work program earlier this week and was SO excited. However, since then, it seems tons of people have been telling me it's a...

RecentCollegeGrad in Valley Stream, New York

Accredited Online MSW Programs for NY Residents

Hi everyone, I have been searching MSW online programs and I found many and unfortunately the two MSW programs that are affordable here in NY is...

treadtalk in New York

Social worker and divorce mediation

Thinking about getting the training for divorce mediation. Doing a little research and it looks like an interesting addition to a private practice....

emmcee in Astoria, New York

Moving into medical social work - advice?

Hi there everyone, After finishing up my MSW, I took an opportunity to move abroad. My MSW wasn't worth much where I lived and I took a job...

mimi in Clayton, North Carolina

Updated 10 months ago

Career change? - 156 Replies

Hello all, I am considering a career change to the social work field and would like any advice you're willing to offer. I apologize in advance...

AtExit8 in City, New Jersey

Updated 11 months ago

Social work - 2 Replies

Is social work a hard major? Are there lots of tests? Are the papers and assigments hard? I am afraid i will get bad grades on papers when i think...

cooper in Allen Park, Michigan

how to get more clinical experience

I've been in social work for 14 years. As an undergrad, I ran groups, did counseling, foster care, and advocacy work. As am MSW, I do integrated...

jazzgizmo in Salem, Massachusetts

Updated 11 months ago

Relocation to Florida - 4 Replies

So I am a LICSW (LCSW) here in Massachusetts and will to looking to move to Florida in the next 2 years. I hear that Florida is overloaded with...

crlaf in Ames, Iowa

Updated 11 months ago

Joining NASW - 4 Replies

I'm done with wasting money for NASW membership every year. That's almost $200 a year I can use for other, more necessary and helpful things. After...

Jenna P in Newark, New Jersey

HELP-my clinical supervisor didn't do the clinical supervision certification course until 1.5 years after we started!

I know that I should have asked her for it to start, but she supervised me at my internship, has worked as a LCSW in NJ for a decade, and has...

Katie Couture in Houston, Texas

MSW Internship while working full time

I am obtaining my MSW and need 900 hours of internship hours. I already work in the field and am seeing these 900 hours as difficult and pointless! ...

mimi in Clayton, North Carolina

Updated 11 months ago

In school for social work, worried about pay, should I switch? - 6 Replies

I live in NYC and have nearly 10 years experience in healthcare, started as an EMT and now I work in psychiatry as a mental health aide. My job...

Shavanda Ferguson in Hollywood, Florida

Updated 11 months ago

LCSW licensure in multiple states - 4 Replies

can you hold an LCSW in NY AND in FL at the same time?

Kaycee in Vancouver, British Columbia

Updated 12 months ago

Social Work Dilemma - 1 Reply

I'm currently a student at Simon Fraser University for Psychology. I just got admitted to the new Social Work Program at Douglas College. The only...

angelaj in Beaverton, Oregon

Need a little creative help...

Hi there. I am currently enrolled at Walden at the Master of Social Work program. I previously attained my BA in English. I would very much like to...

m2e1993 in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

NJ-FL Licensure

Hello! I am currently finishing up my MSW in New Jersey with a focus on clinical work; I am in the process of becoming a Licensed Social Worker in...

csullivan in Waitsfield, Vermont

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

University of Vermont Medical Center seeks a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. MSW, with 5-7 years of community experience. Current license to...

vj1983 in Loveland, Ohio

Updated 13 months ago

I got my MSW Degree from India , can i get a job in U.S with my current MSW degree from India - 3 Replies

A very pleasant morning to one and all, i request you all to please guide me in my career. My husband is in Pittsburgh with j1 visa, hopefully in two...

3.kkb in Buffalo, New York

Short-Term SW Opportunities Abroad

Hello, I am a social worker based in New York State and currently hold an LCSW. I am interested in exploring short-term social work opportunities...

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