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28 12, 2018

Top 5 MSW Programs for Working with Traumatized Populations

2018-11-07T19:02:31+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

From interpersonal violence to natural disasters, traumatic experiences are wide ranging. Trauma can impact any member of society and even be passed down through generations. While trauma is universal, some groups of people are more vulnerable to trauma’s effects than others. Traumatic experiences can have a serious impact on a person’s mental health, social functioning, [...]

11 12, 2018

Top 5 MSW Programs for Working with Aging Populations

2018-11-01T19:06:35+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

As the Baby Boomers generation enters retirement and the later stages of life, there is a critical need for social service providers with specialized experience in working with aging populations. Elderly individuals often have complex needs related to healthcare, mental health, social connection, living independently, and navigating end of life processes. Prospective MSW students seeking [...]

13 11, 2018

Top 5 MSW Programs for Community Practice

2018-12-31T18:44:51+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

A degree in social work leads to a diverse array of career options, spanning from individual practice to community-based work and policy development. Social workers who have the appropriate training and skills in macro-level practice are being hired to lead organizations, analyze and develop policy, conduct cutting-edge research, and design effective programs. For prospective social [...]

2 10, 2018

The Critical Role of Hospice Social Workers

2018-09-22T01:13:01+00:00By |Careers|

Hospice social workers are a critical part of the interdisciplinary teams that look after people in hospice care. They represent the individual’s and family’s wishes and help enhance their quality of life during this difficult time. Hospice is a form of palliative care focusing on the support and physical comfort at the end of life. In the [...]

17 05, 2018

A Guide to the Best MSW Programs in the U.S.

2018-08-22T01:43:24+00:00By |Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

Looking to apply for a Master’s of Social Work (MSW), but not sure where to start? Here's a guide to the best MSW programs. When you start your search for the right MSW program (SEE INFOGRAPHIC "CHOOSING AN MSW PROGRAM"), the number of options can be daunting. As well as location and costs, you'll also want to consider [...]

13 02, 2017

Simple Tips for Recent Social Work Degree Graduates

2018-05-24T01:05:10+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Graduation season is full of celebratory events, a time for social work degree graduates to reflect on their academic achievements and take pride in their professional accomplishments as they look forward to the career to come. Amidst all of the closing ceremonies and commencement activities, social work degree graduates are also responsible for preparing for [...]

11 02, 2017

Funding for MSW Students While in School – Part II: Get Paid for Your Research

2018-01-05T20:02:44+00:00By |Careers, Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

Get Paid for Your Social Work Research As part of a social work graduate degree, students are expected to conduct research at various points during their studies. For those students who are interested in research, there is an opportunity to receive funding for student research being conducted. There are a few different sources of research [...]

27 01, 2017

Revolutionize Your Study Habits with Citation Management Software for Social Workers

2017-12-07T19:26:37+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Students beginning graduate studies in social work are almost always surprised at the amount of reading such a course of study requires. This is where Citation Management Software for Social Workers students can help. In addition to textbook readings, students are typically expected to read several hundreds of pages a week of academic journal articles, collections [...]

26 01, 2017

What’s the Difference Between Being a Counselor and Having a Master’s of Social Work?

2018-05-31T16:22:37+00:00By |Careers|

From career progression to day-to-day duties and responsibilities, there are more differences between social work and counseling than you might expect. Find out for yourself and consider where your career path should go. At first glance, social work and counseling may seem like very similar social work careers. After all, both social workers and counselors care for [...]

12 01, 2017

How to Choose the Right Social Work Degree Path for You

2017-12-07T21:26:41+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Social Work Degree Facts and Statistics According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, social work is one of the fastest-growing careers in the United States. The profession is expected to grow by 19 percent between 2012 and 2022. More than 650,000 people currently hold a social work degree. Professional social workers are highly trained and [...]

7 12, 2016

The Social Work Gender Gap

2018-05-31T16:15:20+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

The Gender Gap in Social Work: Why Aren't More Men Pursuing a Master's in Social Work? Social work is a female-dominated field with women accounting for the vast majority of social workers. In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 83 percent of employed social workers were female. What lies behind this social work gender gap [...]