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Working with Children Careers--Master in Social Work

face of Asian girl looking directly at camera Earning a Master of Social Work degree after your Psychology degree

Earning a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is a definite possibility after you receive your Psychology degree. As a Master of Social Work, one direction you can go is to offer direct services--working with those who need help solving everyday problems. You might decide to be a Clinical Social Worker. This job involves  the diagnosis and treatment of individuals who are dealing with mental health issues; you will provide therapy.

Where do you work as a Master of Social Work? You could work in a government job (e.g., Department of Health), in a hospital, or in a medical clinic. In addition, a Master of Social Work might find a job in a non-profit community health agency, a substance absuse clinic, or a school or organization serving youths.

To earn a Master of Social Work degree typically takes 2 years. You need to do some research, because some Social Work programs do not require a written thesis. In addition, keep in mind that typically you must pay tuition. A real positiove of earning an MSW is that this degree offers greater job opportunities and greater salary than a Bachelor’s degree. Moreover, an MSW allows you to be licensed by a state to do certain activities (e.g., therapy). Finally, an MSW focuses on the practice of psychology and puts less emphasis on research. Click here to learn more about this degree.

Click here to link to the National Association of Social Workers website.

Salary Information

indeed.com lists the average yearly income for an MSW at $49,000.

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Click here to read some important steps in earning an MSW.

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Click on the links below to read about other Child care and Research careers that only require a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology degree:

Working with Children--Child care

Working with Children--Child Protection

Working with Children--Teaching Children

Click on the links below to read about other Child care and Research careers that require a graduate degree:

Working with Children--Careers that Require a Doctoral Degree in Psychology

Working with Children--Psychiatrist

Working with Children--Careers that Require a Master's Degree in Psychology

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