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Question by wha?: I would like to be a child, family, or school social worker, but I dont know what i would be doing?
I want to know what a social worker does. all i get from resing things online os that a social worker is sort of like a phycologist and thats not what i want to do exactly. I want to help improve peoples living conditions, make sure they get the education they need, and assistance of any sort. Is this what a social worker does? What other fmajors should i look into where i cna help people in need.
Answer by Stimpson J. Cat
Yes, social workers do the things you described. They help people obtain government benefits if eligible. They know who is eligible for what types of benefits. Getting benefits improves peoples’ living conditions (well, except for us taxpayers, it doesn’t improve our living conditions, but that’s another story!).
Some social workers do work in counseling, and perform more of a psychologist role, but that is only one aspect of social work.
Look online for the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Then look up “social worker”. There should be a comprehensive description of all aspects of the job.
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