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Is psychology a better career choice to get into than social work?

I just wanted to know whats the best career option to get into because I keep hearing that social workers do not make much money, so I was doing some research about psychology. The only thing is that both fields are so broad, and now I'm so confused! Ugh!! Just wanted some feedback with an opinion. Thanks!

Asked By: SHANDA M - 6/29/2012
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Answered By: monique - 6/29/2012
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what it comes down to it , is what really matters to you and what you really enjoy. Social work is steady but pay is not the greatest. Do some research in the department of labor website.
Answered By: followmesky - 6/29/2012
 
That depends on your patience and your fortitude. As a rule, social workers do make less than psychologists, yes. This, however, is offset by the fact that a terminal degree in social work takes less time to earn (2 years instead of the 4 for pysch, and I don't believe there's a dissertation). And unfortunately you're... More
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