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About Career as a Social Worker

Today the society is becoming more and more complex in its working. The prime slogan of today's world is the survival of the fittest. This has increased the number of helpless, deprived and disadvantaged. Here is role of social work comes into play. Social work utilize resources to short out the problems of such people and try to ameliorate and alleviate their pain and suffering. Social workers try to prevent social problems caused by poverty, unemployment, inadequate health and education facility, alcoholism, drugs abuse. They also try to improve the life of certain disadvantaged like disabled, old aged, orphan and women. The days are gone when social work was done for philanthropic purpose. But now it become a professional courses offered by institutes like TISS, IRMA and Delhi School of Social Work keeping in eyes the proliferation of NGOs in every nooks and corner of the country. Many and many students now prefer social work courses and get wide varieties of opportunities.

Career Prospects of Career as a Social Worker

There are ample job opportunities for MSW degree holders in both the government as well as non-governmental sectors. Opportunity in the governmental sector is mainly in the community development projects pertaining to health, education, rural development, child, woman and tribal welfare etc. Work in NGOs’ can be specific to either urban or rural area. Postgraduates in Social Work also have job opportunities in the industrial and corporate sector. Students opting social work as career may find job in child welfare and family service agencies for providing mental, health, medical, educational and correctional services. Some MSW degree holders can prefer to be self-employed by establishing their own NGOs. Globalisation has widened the scope of employment for student opting for social work as their career. They may choose to join international NGOs like Amnesty International, Oxfam and Green Peace etc. New problems relating to environment has further forced social work to transgress its traditional limit. Now many NGOs and government agencies are working for environmental protection and conservation where people from social work background can find a good job.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Social Worker

The minimum educational qualification for a career in social work is Master in Social Work (MSW), which is a 2 years course open to all graduates from any stream. But candidates with Sociology background would get some preference. Many government colleges, universities and private educational institutions are offering this course throughout the country. There is also M.Phil. and PhD programmes in Social Work offered by many institutions. Besides educational qualification career in social work requires certain personality traits like compassion for the underprivileged and urge to help them, capacity to work hard under far-from-perfect working conditions, patience and dedication.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Social Worker

  • I AM A GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE, I AM INTERESTED TO MAKE MY LIFE AS A SOCIAL WORKER. SO, PLEASE INFORM ME ONLY GOVERNMENT COLLEGE WHERE THIS COURSE IS BEING DONE. I AM INTERESTED CONTACT CLASSES UNDER DELHI UNIVERSITY IN EVENING SHIFT,PLEASE INFORM ME. Posted By : puspendu bhakat , on 25-02-2012 17:32:15 Report Abuse

  • what job is best for me??? Posted By : bhoomika barot, on 22-02-2012 21:50:33 Report Abuse

  • i am Graduate in B A.. I have completed my MSC-i T with first class from Punjab TECHNICAL University. I am searching job in CHANDIGARH India.. Please contact me. Posted By : poonam, on 19-09-2011 09:11:11 Report Abuse

  • i m Interested in Career as a Social Worker ..i m a computer software student, plz can u guide me Posted By : sudhir sasane, on 23-08-2011 11:52:49 Report Abuse

  • what kind of course can be done after BA? Posted By : neha , on 27-06-2011 21:30:30 Report Abuse

  • I am doing Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights and pursuing Ph.d in Human Rights. I have completed my B.Ed in 2008 with first class from Himachal Pradesh University. I am searching job in North India.. Please contact me. Posted By : Parul Sana, on 24-06-2011 11:11:38 Report Abuse

  • i m md ismail R Muddebihal i have completed MSW BEd with first class from karnataka university Dharwad now i m seaching job in Raichur district.please inform me Posted By : Md ismail R Muddebihal, on 27-04-2011 00:17:41 Report Abuse

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