Would You Enjoy a Career in Social Work?

Social worker meets with a guardian and foster child baby Posted on September 18, 2017  in  [ Psychology & Counseling ]

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Social Work, offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, readies students for an exciting and rewarding career. While earning this degree, students explore the applications of human behavior intervention and develop case management skills and strategies. Graduates of this program can consider graduate school or enter the human services or social work field as a non-licensed professional. Are you wondering if a career in social work is right for you? If so, then ask yourself the following questions:

Do You Want to Help People?

Social workers make a difference in the lives of people they work with by helping them cope with and solve problems that affect their daily lives. If you choose to advance your education and become a clinical social worker, then you can look forward to assisting people by diagnosing and treating behavioral, mental and emotional issues.

Are You Concerned About Job Security?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, social worker jobs are expected to enjoy growth that is faster than average, with a projected 12% change in employment between 2014 and 2024 compared to a 7% average growth rate for all occupations.

Where and When Do You Want to Work?

When it comes to their work schedule, social workers often benefit from having flexibility. These professionals are employed in many settings, such as community development corporations, mental health clinics and hospitals. They typically work full-time and may work on weekends, evenings and holidays.

Do You Want Flexibility in your Career?

Social workers have a variety of paths that they can take to follow their calling and help people in the way that they enjoy most. In this field, you can consider positions in areas such as healthcare, mental health, substance abuse, school, child and family social work.

If you’re ready to pursue a rewarding career by earning a human services degree, then visit our website or use the Request More Information button on this page.

About College of Humanities and Social Sciences

As the title of our blog suggests, these posts by College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) faculty and special guests will engage, inform and challenge you in a myriad of ways. The posts reflect the diversity of our programs of study: degrees that are traditional (history), current (justice studies and communications), academic (English literature) and career-oriented (psychology, counseling, criminal justice and government). Here, there is something for everyone.

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