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I have always wanted to become a Spanish teacher but just recently I decided I was very interested in social work. I have a BA in Spanish literature and now I am going to try and apply to get a Masters in Social Work. Any advice from actual social workers in this department? Are there many jobs available in that field? What can I do to make my graduate school application look better since I have absolutely no experience in social work?

Asked By: steph - 5/31/2006
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You will only enjoy it without fail if you are personalitytype 2:Helper by nature... More
Answered By: Jinx - 5/31/2006
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My mother in law worked as one, and she started out great but then begin to have resentment towards a lot of them. Not sure the reason why but she did say that she knew some of them were lying and cheating the system. She also became lazy and wouldn't give them their food stamps on time and would use this excuse "... More
Answered By: Jasmin - 5/31/2006
 
in any career you will only succeed if u love what u do :-)
Answered By: june - 5/31/2006
 
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