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Updated 1 day ago

Is social work a bad idea? - 59 Replies

[QUOTE who="Laura37 in Roseville, California"]Dear Single Mom, Social workers may be poor but they are not stupid.You should try trolling...


Updated 1 day ago

"Child Protective Specialists" Job Interview Questions. - 2460 Replies

[QUOTE who="Christopher412 in Brooklyn, New York"]Question guys , I took exam 9308 in February.. when do you think they will contact me for an...


Social Work

Any advice on this discussion would be greatly appreciated. A little background info on me: I am currently a semester away from graduating with my BA...


Updated 9 days ago

LCSW pay actually decent? - 56 Replies

I am in my second semester toward MSW and have about two more years to go. I have my BA in psychology and made my way into working in health care...


Updated 10 days ago

Stressed new graduate lookig for a social work job - 294 Replies

Oh ya- forgot to mention I have a college diploma and degree, and only make $6 more than minimum wage. :/ That's 6 years of post secondary folks....


LCSW vs. School Counselor

I realize this is a social work section but I was really interested in working within the school system, although I would not mind opening a private...


Updated 17 days ago

To My Fellow Burnt Out Social Workers: Career Change from Social Work. I HATE SOCIAL WORK. - 186 Replies

[QUOTE who="Mrs_Lovelady in Akron, Ohio"]I totally agree. I got into Social Work because I wanted to help people like others who have helped me. Who...


What do I say?

I am reaching out to you all because I need some advice. I am baffled and don't know where to turn. If you are angry and mean-spirited, please do...


Updated 23 days ago

Do hospital social workers have to make home visits? - 3 Replies

I also don't seem to like the idea of visiting homes either if not accompanied by another employee. Employers should care about the safety and...


Updated 27 days ago

Career change? - 158 Replies

[QUOTE who="laurachandler in Downingtown, Pennsylvania"]I work in Chester County. I have a BA in psychology and I work about 60 hours a week and...


Updated 28 days ago

Career transition from social work field - 456 Replies

I have been doing healthcare social work for 22 years. I am burned out and I feel trapped. does anyone know of another field I can go into before I...


Updated 1 month ago

BA in psych., MSW or CASAC? - 1 Reply

Casac-t make 10-13 dollars per hour no matter how many degrees you have. Full Casac makes 15-16 an hour tops. Do something else, you'll be broke.


Updated 1 month ago

why are RNs offered the same jobs as LCSW??? - 9 Replies

First, all medical issues must be ruled out before a mental health diagnosis can be made. Social workers do not receive the training to do this. They...


Updated 1 month ago

Failed the LMSW exam 3-times. I am stuck! - 1774 Replies

Download pocketprep app which is a study guide and it also offers tutoring in different price ranges.


Can a Social Worker Be Effective with High Functioning ASD Youth?

I'm wanting to become a LCSW and looking for a good MSW program currently. Before I jump feet first into this Master's degree I need some questions...


Updated 1 month ago

Can Social Workers have tattoos? - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="texasgirl in Dallas, Texas"]I want to get a tattoo (in black and white)about 5 inches in length of two butterflies on the inside of my...


Test Timing

I am finishing up my last two classes for my MSW in May. I will still need to complete my second internship placement. At what point can I apply to...


Updated 1 month ago

Social Work Abroad with US Degree - 145 Replies

Hello, I am an LMSW in NYC searching for social work/private practice opportunities in London. I found this thread and all of the comments are...


Applying for State Jobs from Out-of-State

I'm going to be spending a year doing an internship at a residential childcare facility. It's a great opportunity but it's also located in just about...


Looking for feedback on NASW membership

Hi, I am fairly new to the profession and the jobs I have had so far, actually do not pay a living wage for a single person living alone, and I...

elcsw in Providence, Rhode Island

Updated 1 month ago

on-call compensation for ed social workers - 3 Replies

Anyone please who is a social worker that does on-call work in an emergency room!!!!!!!!! How are you compensated? Are you paid per hour that you...

813947 in Lynn, United Kingdom

Updated 2 months ago

Social Work in South Africa - 600 Replies

Hi there Social Work in South Africa is really difficult seeing that it is mainly developmental and that there is not much opportunity for...

TayDiggs in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 2 months ago

thoughts on Social Work PhD degrees - 214 Replies

Hi everyone, I am currently finishing up a MS in Human Services. I am planning on going to school again to get my MSW and become a LCSW, but I...

curious_scot in United Kingdom

Updated 2 months ago

Finding a social work job with UK MSW qualifications - 208 Replies

I am American but I obtained my MSW in Scotland. I plan on moving back to Los Angeles to start working as a social worker. I am wondering if anyone...

slp2msw in Lahaina, Hawaii

Working environment: speech therapist vs social worker

I’m a speech pathologist seriously considering an MSW and career change. However, I’m concerned that some of the negative factors of speech therapy...

GB6 in Shorewood, Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

Can't find a job in Chicago, IL - 27 Replies

Hello, I have obtained a MWS in 07'and I can not find a job. I have applied for tons of jobs but no one is calling me back. I am so frustrated and...

PaytonP in Crockett, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

Leaving the field - 583 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...

chb in Honolulu, Hawaii

Updated 3 months ago

Driving Record - 1 Reply

Have had my license a little over two years. Have made several driving mistakes. I have speeding tickets, tickets for parking, one car scrape that...

chb in Honolulu, Hawaii

Updated 3 months ago

Can someone give me suggested paths following a ba in psychology?considering msw - 1 Reply

Hello!I'm almost done with my ba in child psychology. Iv'e been told that a ms is pointless in the field unless going for a phd. Alot of social...

chb in Honolulu, Hawaii

Updated 3 months ago

Least stressful social work jobs? Or should I leave the field?! - 1 Reply

Hello, I just received my Masters in Social work and was going to be a therapist but realized it is too stressful for me at this time because of...

Kiablis010 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Updated 3 months ago

looking to switch out of social work - 33 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...

SW1992 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Least stressful social work jobs? Or should I leave the field?!

Hello, I just received my Masters in Social work and was going to be a therapist but realized it is too stressful for me at this time because of...

G. Golden in Atlanta, Georgia


Test Anxiety is HARD! I help people slay it holistically by using mind, body, soul techniques when NOTHING else works. Many people find my videos...

Mitty75 in Terre Haute, Indiana

Capella University

I am looking at online MSW programs and the decision to pick the right one is hard. I am wondering if anyone on here had attended Capella for their...

getout in Budd Lake, New Jersey

Updated 5 months ago

social work or OT - 7 Replies

I would like to hear from social worker or OT in Washington DC,Maryland and Virginia area.I'm deciding to change my career between social work or...

GB in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

should I change careers to clinical social work or teaching? - 6 Replies

I am planning on going back to school to switch careers. I am torn between the idea of becoming a clinical social workers or an elementary school...

Carolyne adoyo in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Updated 6 months ago

Social Work in America - 78 Replies

I have a BSW with 10 years experience in Australia. I've easily located agencies to assist in working in the UK that help with getting your visa and...

Lei0200 in Massachusetts

Question about obtaining LSW

I am a recent BSW graduate. I was hoping someone could help me figure out something about the licensing process. In order to obtain the LSW license...

Froggerqueen in Eureka, California

Updated 6 months ago

Best place in the US for a social worker to live? - 427 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...

Rorty43 in Bedford, New Hampshire

Want to be a social worker but not ready?

Hi there, I am a senior BSW student getting my degree in social work and I love it so far! I feel like it is my calling to help other people...

lrpeagle in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Do you regret going into social work?

Seen some negative comments about social work on here but more positive comments on some other forums. What are your thoughts?

DSW candidate in Middletown, New York

Updated 7 months ago

DSW vs PhD - 2 Replies

What have you all heard about some of the advanced social work clinical doctorates programs? University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers are both offering...


Switching into school social work after working with adults?

Hello fellow social workers, I was wondering if any social workers out there transitioned from working with adults to school social work. In...

chrysiarose in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Should I Quit My MSW Program?

After completing 8 online classes at a state university, I am dismayed that social work has been stripped of its original purpose and intent by the...

Jax in Princeton, New Jersey

LCSW Eligible Jobs?

I'm wondering which jobs are eligible to count towards clinical hours for the LCSW. Is there a listing, possibly by state (specifically for DC, MD,...

Abraham in Chesterfield, Missouri

Social Worker in DC

Hi everyone, I am planning moving to Washington DC. I recently completed my MSW and preparing to take my LMSW in Missouri. I have learned that I...

Shane in Port Angeles, Washington

Updated 9 months ago

Hospice Social Worker - 10 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...

CheyLovesYou in DC Metro, District of Columbia

I Don't Want to Do Case Management Anymore/

Hi! I am in the DC metro area and I am looking for social work opportunities that do not involve case management. I am currently working at a...

powellmer in Minnesota

Updated 10 months ago

Relocation to Florida - 5 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...

Anchika in Ridgewood, New Jersey

Updated 10 months ago

Job opportunities for international students in the field of Social work in US? - 2 Replies

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...

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