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SOCIAL WORKER

BY: PARIS THOMAS

JOB DESCRIPTION
Social workers work with people who are going threw a crisis. Their role is to provide support for the people. They maintain professional relationships with their patients. They can work in a variety of settings such as schools and hospitals. Sometimes they can work closely with other health and social staff care.

INTEREST/ SKILLS/ HIGH SCHOOL STUDIES


Communication skills are good to have because you communicate with people a lot. A high school diploma is required It is good to be a people person and to always be interested in helping others. Writing skills are good to have because there is a lot of writing in social work. Having patience and the ability to think critically.

In high school try to take any class that involves writing and talking.

DEGREES/ YEARS OF STUDY REQUIRED


The degrees you can obtain to be a social worker: Bachelors Degree Masters Degree Doctorate Degree
To be a social worker period you must have a Bachelors agree. If you want to have many job options you will need a Masters degree. A lot of colleges and universities offer programs in social work. If you obtain a Masters in social work, your Bachelor degree can be under another major. To teach social work at a college level you will need a Doctorate degree.

REQUIREMENTS FOR COLLEGES


An application A resume An overall GPA of 2.5 or higher Composite ACT score of 21 or higher At least 17 units of college

TOP COLLEGES FOR SOCIAL WORK


Top Colleges in the U.S
Princeton University University of Wisconsin University of California Stanford University University of Michigan

Top colleges in Louisiana


Dillard University Grambling State University Louisiana Tech University Loyola University

JOB MARKET
Employment of social workers is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be due to an increase in demand for health care and social services but will vary by specialty.

SALARY/ INCOME
The median annual wage of social workers was $42,480 in May 2010. Social workers working in health care are always paid the highest. The average pay for social worker ranges to about $20.00$27.00.

WORK CITED
"Social Worker." Ob 20Social 20Worker Salaries. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2013. social worker.wikipedia.org. 4 October 2012 Bls.gov/ social worker