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Five reasons to study Social Work

For those considering a degree in Social Work but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are five compelling reasons to study this subject area.

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1. Make a positive impact

Social workers listen to people’s needs, from young children to people struggling with addictions, and help them to cope and improve their happiness. As a social worker, you could be making other people’s lives easier every day.

2. Many job options

A degree in Social Work provides you with the ability to undertake a variety of different professional roles. This includes probation officers, child protection officers, charity officers and family support workers.

3. Every day is different

If you're looking for a career that offers variety, then Social Work can be an interesting option. Different situations arise every day, and social workers can find themselves in many different settings from hospitals to homes to police departments.

4. Gain transferable skills

Skills that are developed through Social Work courses are valued by employers in many different sectors. Skills include communication, problem-solving, empathy, teamwork and time management.

5. The world needs social workers

There will always be people in need, so there will always be a demand for those who are educated in Social Work. It’s a sector that is likely to always have job availability.

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