Social work is such a rewarding career. There are many people who look into becoming a therapist but don't really know what it would entail. If you have a degree in social work, there are a lot of things that you can do. Here are some different social worker career opportunities.
1. Traditional Therapist
One of the most common things you will see people do with their social work degree is become a traditional therapist. You can treat people with marriage issues, children, addicts and so much more. In many cases, once you are licensed, you can simply open you own office and work independently, or you can join an actual practice where you are hire on and let the office take care of the bookings. The great thing about social work is that you can train to deal with a variety of issues. So if you want you can treat only children, or only marriages, but you will be trained to do anything.
2. In Patient Programs
There are many in patient programs around. These programs can help people with addictions, or they can be for people with eating disorders. They have programs for those with mental illness who are danger to themselves or others, or programs where the parents just aren't able to care for the individual anymore, but they are not able to care for themselves yet. Someone with a degree in social work would be skilled enough to work as a counselor or therapist at one of these in patient programs. These programs usually have you salary and can guarantee work around the clock if you need it.
3. Foster Care or CPS
Lastly, many people with social work degrees will actually work with children and placing them in homes. The foster care system needs social workers who do evaluations of homes to see if they are fit to have children, they also need therapists to help children deal with the difficult emotional troubles they have had while in an unsafe home, or dealing with the loss of their family. Social workers in this case can either work with the children, or with the CPS that does the evaluations of the home. This can be an emotionally taxing job, but it can also be very rewarding to help children. As you can see a degree in social work can be a great way to get a good job and expand your professional career.