Frequently Asked Question(s)
Q:Where do social workers practice?
A:Social workers are employed in a variety of settings. They could be employed in mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human services agencies, hospitals and private practices. The work environment for these professionals is relatively tough. They generally have to work full time and at times, may even need to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
Q:What are the differences between social work and psychology?
A:Psychologists observe, analyze, interpret and record how people are related to each other and their environments. Social workers, on the other hand, help clients develop plans to improve personal well-being and make referrals for services such as health care or food stamps. A psychologist requires a PhD and a social worker requires a bachelor.
Q:What can I do with a BSW (Bachelor of Social Work) degree?
A:With a bachelor degree in social work, you can pursue a career as a social worker. There are many different areas you can focus on your career on. For example, you can choose to work in career counseling, child welfare, adoption agencies, mental health services, etc. Social work careers can be challenging yet rewarding. The income level will vary from place to place. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, social workers made a median annual income of $59,100 in 2014.
Q:How much should I expect to earn with BSW degree?
A:Your income level will depend on the job you qualify for. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, social workers made a median annual income of $59,100 in 2014, healthcare social workers made a median annual income of $51,930 in 2014, and child,family, ad school social workers made a median annual income of $42,120 in 2014. factors such as degree-level, specialization, employer organization, and location will affect your level of income.
Q:To enter the BSW what are the prerequisites?
A:To enroll in a bachelor degree in social work, you will have to meet the admission requirements of the college. These requirements may vary slightly from college to college. Generally, the requirements are: high school transcript, minimum GPA, satisfactory academic record, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. It is recommended that you get more information about the admission process from the selected school.