The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior, of social, economic and cultural institutions, and of the interaction of all these factors.
While you may choose elective courses, internships and field education experiences that interest you, all BSW and MSW programs prepare you for a varied career in social work by addressing both individual and systemic areas of study.
Both BSW and MSW programs incorporate classroom education with training in the field to prepare you to practice as a social worker.
To be a successful social worker it is vital that you tick the following boxes:
You enjoy working with different kinds of people from various cultures and walks of life
You have both a good IQ and a good EQ
You have a desire to serve others and help them to live their best lives
You are sympathetic, but also objective
You are reliable and resourceful
You inspire confidence in others
You have good communication skills
You’re tolerant and even tempered
You have a good understanding of human nature
You experience empathy easily