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SW1992

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...

PDSWKER

Updated 1 day ago

on-call compensation for ed social workers - 2 Replies

I am a perdiem ED social worker in one of the major teaching hospitals in the state of MA and we get paid a flat rate of $75 to just carry the pager...

SW1992

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...

Virgo876

Updated 2 days ago

"Child Protective Specialists" Job Interview Questions. - 2204 Replies

[QUOTE who="Meliii in New York"]I still have not received the email to fill out more information. And my processing is this Friday the 14th. I was...

LMSW13

Updated 8 days ago

Failed the LMSW exam 3-times. I am stuck! - 1750 Replies

[QUOTE who="Rose in Newark, New Jersey"]Congrats![/QUOTE] Congrats to you! Huge relief. One that I truly wish for everyone. Anxiety provoking, for...

thisisAnnie

Updated 8 days ago

To My Fellow Burnt Out Social Workers: Career Change from Social Work. I HATE SOCIAL WORK. - 170 Replies

[QUOTE who="Regretful lcsw in Texas"]I don't think we live in a terrible society, we live in a society that rewards irresponsible entitled people,...

LotusBlossom

Updated 9 days ago

Career transition from social work field - 448 Replies

What is technical medical testing? ANd what training do you need for it? Also, for paralegals, do you have any info on required education? Thanks so...

G. Golden

SLAY TEST ANXIETY NOW!

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...

Nikki

Updated 24 days ago

LCSW pay actually decent? - 50 Replies

[QUOTE who="Psmith92789 in danbury, Connecticut"]Its always said that social workers make no money (and yes I agree that with a bachelors they don't)...

Almira Mogul

Updated 1 month ago

Finding a social work job with UK MSW qualifications - 207 Replies

[QUOTE who="crlane75 in Woodbridge, Virginia"]I obtained my MSW in the UK in 2007 while living there with my military husband. Have you been to the...

Mand

Updated 1 month ago

why are RNs offered the same jobs as LCSW??? - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="elizaqu in Bronx, New York"]I recently moved back to NYC and have been noticing quite a few positions where qualifications list either...

Mitty75

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...

margo

Updated 2 months ago

Is social work a bad idea? - 52 Replies

Ive worked at small nonprofits helping the poor. Not all social workers work in mental health. I have friends who work as medical social workers or...

getout

Updated 2 months ago

social work or OT - 7 Replies

but wouldnt the ots with a masters make more?[QUOTE who="tay94 in Summerville, South Carolina"]I do home health now. You make more because you have a...

flowersunbloomed

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

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...

Kumar P

Updated 2 months ago

thoughts on Social Work PhD degrees - 213 Replies

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GB

Updated 2 months ago

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

All of your posts have been very informative and encouraging. I am also looking into making a switch into social work and would like to know what...

Carolyne adoyo

Updated 2 months ago

Social Work in America - 78 Replies

Ím a trained social worker from Kenya ,with we call diploma with over ten years experience ,have been wondering how i can go about the whole thing...

DanniK

Updated 2 months ago

looking to switch out of social work - 29 Replies

I have my BSW in social work and I began to really dislike this profession early on. My first passion is fashion but I chose Social Work because I...

Lei0200

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

Updated 3 months ago

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

[QUOTE who="MeetPanchal in Anaheim, California"]I am a new immigrant who has just shifted to Anaheim in California. I have done my bachelors in...

Rorty43

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

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?

Joslyn Hernandez

Updated 4 months ago

Social Work Abroad with US Degree - 144 Replies

Hi, I have a BSW and speak fluently in Spanish. I am passionate in working abroad in Latin America any suggestions would be of great help. Thank you.

DSW candidate in Middletown, New York

Updated 4 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...

Lost in Transition

Updated 4 months ago

Leaving the field - 583 Replies

[QUOTE who="xboxer in Cactus, Arizona"]$62 an hour is still pretty good and even if your overhead is a third of that, you're still doing well. I...

770983 in Auburn, Maine

Driving Record

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...

smitt163

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...

Pranita in Downers Grove, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

Career change? - 157 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...

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 6 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...

Kat in Potsdam, New York

BA in psych., MSW or CASAC?

I just graduated with my BA in psychology. I had a 4.0 cumulative GPA, a lot of my professors wanted me to get my PhD but I'm not really interested...

powellmer in Minnesota

Updated 6 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 6 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...

MSW in California in Chico, California

Updated 7 months ago

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

Does anyone else feel that when you are just starting out every potential employer wants you to have experience? The problem is that you can't gain...

AtExit8 in City, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

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

Hello! Currently weighing options. I really need, due to my financial situation, to try and make as much as possible when I first start out working...

BMcphee in Hialeah, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

Recruiter for social Worker - 7 Replies

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

Toni in Morganville, New Jersey

Updated 9 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 9 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 9 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...

ThatGal in Northridge, California

Updated 11 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...

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 11 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...

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