Can I use my Psychology degree for a career as a Social Work Assistant?
You can definitely pursue a career as a Social Work Assistant with your Psychology degree. Many social work assistants work in residential settings, especially in elder care. Social Work Assistants assist individuals with performing day to day activities. In this way, Social Work Assistants form relationships with clients that remain professional, while combining the functions of a friend and counselor. The care that a Social Work Assistant provides is supervised by a licensed Social Worker in accordance with an established plan of care for the client.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that social and human service assistants, with whom social work assistants are grouped, make a median of $33,000 per year.
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