Research

Social Work 

                Knowing that I am still a freshman, I don’t know exactly what I want to do, but I do have an idea.  I am leaning towards going into the study of social work.  Social work has always fascinated me mainly because of the connections you make with people.  I want to be able to help people every day, and this would be a perfect career path to pursue.  It’s not even the fact of just “helping” people, I think that this would be a great way to understand people, and become familiar with them.

                Researching the beginning of social work there is almost a code of conduct, “The mission of the social work profession is rooted in a set of core values.  These core values, embraced by social workers throughout the profession’s history, are the foundation of social work’s unique purpose and perspective..”(NASW).  That this is the purpose of this career, to understand the importance of human relationships and the worth of a person through service.  This I feel is what I want to do, I’ve always been longing for a job that has to work with people, that this does not bother me.  Sometimes I even consider working with children because they are looking for more male high school social workers.  The job expectancy in 2018 is 16% higher than it is now, and even better for male social workers.  There is a huge increasing demand for the “Public-private partnerships” which is where, “Social workers might find themselves working with local businesses or other corporate partners, which increases their resources for helping their clients” (Top Universities).  This is a new set up for social workers, because now they don’t only have to be in a school, or a private practice, they can work in a business or a bigger company.  This isn’t exactly what I am aiming for but I still like that population of social work is becoming more adaptable throughout different types of jobs. 

                I feel one of the main reasons that I want and look forward to possibly becoming a social worker is because my mom is a social worker, and I have had a different view on the career.  She does have her master’s degree, and she is a clinical social worker.  I have grown up hearing different stories of how she got to become a social worker, and it’s become so familiar that eventually I might just step into her shoes.  My dad is a human resource manager, and being in that career, he deals with people all the time and he showed me how he pursued his career.

                Hopefully, by the end of my college experience I will be on a career path for social work and will understand not only how to help people, but can use my own experiences to connect with them.

 

References

“Code of Ethics”.  National Association of Social Work.  NASW, 2008.  Web.  3 Dec. 2014.

“4 Reasons Why It’s a Great Time to Become a Social Worker”.  Top Universities. QS Quacquarelli            

              Symonds Limited, 2014. Web. 3 Dec. 2014.