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Social Worker

Last modified: August 27, 2012, 12:43 PM
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This is an ideal career for intuitive thinkers. Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to work towards maximising human potential and wellbeing. As a social worker, you will help people thrive in their environment, promote positive relationships and work towards creating a socially just and equitable society.

Salary p/a
35k - 80k
Qualifications
Degree
Intensity
Sitting
Demand
Growing
Travel
High
Conditions
Indoor
Weekly Hours
50-60
Pros
  • Personally satisfying, opportunity to make a difference
  • Versatile career that grows with you
  • Daily learning experience
Cons
  • Emotionally challenging
  • Pressure to meet demands of employing organizations/agencies
  • Financial rewards seldom match responsibilities
The Bottom Line

Social work is an essential part of the helping professions, offering rewards well beyond the financial. Whilst the work can at times be challenging, social workers remain committed to the importance of maximizing human potential and promoting change towards a more equal and just society.

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