I just completed my first year of graduate school pursuing a Master’s of Social Work Degree. Since higher education is expensive, I had to really ask myself why I wanted to get an MSW degree. I have my bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Criminal Justice and Sociology. The last five years I built a career in human services including domestic violence and child welfare. I had no intentions of returning to school, but I found that if I wanted to elevate in my career field I would need to make myself more marketable. The MSW would do just that! Here are some reasons you may want to consider attaining the MSW Degree:
- work with people in schools, hospitals, government agencies, and nonprofits.
- become licensed as a therapist or counselor, policy analyst, researcher, program developer
- specialize in child welfare, domestic violence, addiction, mental health, social justice, trauma
- advocate for the oppressed
- teach in higher education
I hoped to attain an MSW to offer me the flexibility that comes with being a licensed therapist. However, since starting my graduate program I have learned that there are a plethora of fields offered by the MSW.
What are some reasons why you pursued the MSW?