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Home » Career Mentor » Social Workers
Career Mentor Details of "Social Workers"

Name of The Profession

Social Workers

Who is a Social Workers and what does he/she do?

One who holds specialized training to help peoples in their social adjustment is called a social worker. This may also involve counseling of individuals and their families with regard to various emotional and social issues that are a result of mental illness.

Social work is an academic and professional field, which is committed to the pursuit of social change as well as social welfare. Social workers work towards the research and practice to improve the development of the potential of people, community, and group, along with the improvement in quality of life. They also work in higher education, practice or research. Research is usually done in areas such as public administration, international and community development, social policy and program evaluation. They are organized in various bodies such as local, national, continental, and international. Some part of social work also overlaps with other fields including education, medicine, economics, psychology, politics and sociology.

Qualifications Required

Professional social workers generally hold a degree in social work. They also need to obtain a license or be professionally registered.

Where can I go and study to become a Social Workers?

       India

  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
  • Delhi School of Social Work, Delhi.
  • College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, Marine Lines, Mumbai.
  • Xavier Institute of Labour Relations, Jamshedpur.
  • Madras School of Social Work, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, Gujarat.

       UK

  • University of Kentucky
  • Birmingham College
  • West Suffolk College
  • Leicester College
  • Tresham Institute of Further and Higher Education

       USA

  • University of Phoenix
  • Anna Maria College
  • Lewis University
  • Colorado Technical University
  • Strayer University

Where can I work as a Social Workers?

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Premises of public sector
  • Voluntary organizations

Potential earning capacity per annum:

The salary package of the social worker could be somewhere around rs symbol 1.5 Lac p.a. (Approx).
 
 
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