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What kinds of jobs can a social worker get?

I am thinking of becoming a social worker but i'm unsure what job opportunities there will be once I finish the degree. Can anyone give me examples (as many as possible) where a social worker may work? Also do you have to specialise in one area? Are there similar jobs available where I would be helping people, but the degree isn't necessary?

Asked By: sweet_heart_tam - 12/13/2009
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Many professions and/or jobs require social skills in dealing with customers/clients issues. Being a Social Worker with a degree gives you more options and selections as to where and who you help and work for. Many Employers prefer hiring a Social Worker with a degree rather than someone who has just worked their way... More
Answered By: jusjokin12 - 12/13/2009
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I suggest that you take an aptitude test. An aptitude test assesses your skills and your interests and matches you to the careers that are right for you... More
Answered By: Ann - 12/13/2009
 
You must attain a BA degree majoring in Social Work to be considered as a qualified social worker employed in a government public service position... More
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Answered By: Tim - 12/13/2009
 
Don't let them near children--they will always let children down--this is a fact and has been proven many times in the last 10/15 years. If you want to work in this type of job then try working with adults with learning difficulties or the prison social work department--the children have been let down and failed enough... More
Answered By: mikydotcom@btinternet.com - 12/14/2009
 
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