What can I do with a social work degree and is it for me?

I have been thinking about changing my major to psychology but everyone keeps telling me that social work would be a great area for me. I really want to work in a counseling setting and possibly help with people who have substance abuse issues. I am not very intrested in government or politics but i do like the social workers that i know and the jobs that they do. I love psychology and the study of diseases and disorders of the brain but im nt a huge fan of research. I dont know

Asked By: - 12/4/2010
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If you major in psychology you need to get to atleast get to your masters, and if you're looking to counsel then getting your counseling certificate after that or getting your doctorate. And if you're not into the science and math part of psychology (doing all the statistics about it, performing tests and research etc... More
Answered By: fragmented_star - 12/5/2010
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Go ahead for the social worker job and do the psychology as a side job..and then work those for awhile and you should be able to choose then..good luck!!
Answered By: ***You Go Girl*** - 12/4/2010
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