What do you learn in social work school?

By | August 17, 2021

The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior, of social, economic and cultural institutions, and of the interaction of all these factors.

While you may choose elective courses, internships and field education experiences that interest you, all BSW and MSW programs prepare you for a varied career in social work by addressing both individual and systemic areas of study.

Both BSW and MSW programs incorporate classroom education with training in the field to prepare you to practice as a social worker.

To be a successful social worker it is vital that you tick the following boxes:

You enjoy working with different kinds of people from various cultures and walks of life

You have both a good IQ and a good EQ

You have a desire to serve others and help them to live their best lives

You are sympathetic, but also objective

You are reliable and resourceful

You inspire confidence in others

You have good communication skills

You’re tolerant and even tempered

You have a good understanding of human nature

You experience empathy easily