I want to work in social services, what degree program should I be looking for?
I have an AS in Early Childhood Education and would like to get out of the classroom and do more work in the social services field, ie child advocacy and family advocacy. I want to go back to school for my BA but dont know what degree program would be best for what I want to do. Does anyone know?
Asked By: kristen b - 1/22/2007
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The field of social work aims to improve the quality of life for people experiencing a broad range of problems due to societal and economic factors, such as poverty and homelessness, or involving personal and family issues like parent-child conflict, substance abuse, and caring for aged relatives. Social work functions... More
Answered By: brite tiger - 1/22/2007
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My cousin works in Social Services. She went to school for a degree in Social Work.
Answered By: K. C. - 1/22/2007
I'm sure your degree would be suffice...but I know social work also includes any degrees as psychology, sociology, and education degrees. My friend works as a social worker with her psychology degree.
Answered By: lala D - 1/22/2007
I have a couple of friends who work in Social Services. They did their undergrad degrees in Sociology or Psychology and did Master degrees in Social Work. You can also contact someone in the same position as you are interested in and see what background they have. Good luck!
Answered By: tami1215 - 1/22/2007
Your current degree is sufficient to get a job working for the state government in some form of child service. After you get a job, you will have a better idea of what kind of additional education would be most beneficial. For example, many advocacy positions require legal knowledge.
Answered By: Denise T - 1/22/2007
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