The Joys of Social Work

June 18, 2019 News No Comments

Not everyone is cut out for social care jobs. They are very admirable roles that, a lot of the time, do not get the credit it deserves as a profession. Often, it can be the case that there is a lot of emphasis placed on the doom and gloom of social work. What isn’t talked about enough are the positive aspects of social work. So let’s take a look at some of the pros of working in this field.

Variety:

Social work encompasses a whole range of different careers, so there’s variety in that sense. There’s also tons of variety within specific roles too. Often the people and situations you work with and in will provide their own unique problems to solve, and their own unique rewards of the job too. There’s very little chance in a market like social work that you’re going to be doing the same thing day in, day out.

Positive impact:

At the end of the day, your role in a lot of jobs in the private sector is to make someone else richer. This is not the case in social work, instead you know the work that what you’re doing is having a very real and positive impact on someone’s life. Often to the most vulnerable members of society. For a lot of people, this level of job satisfaction beats money every time.

Career growth:

There is a lot of training that is needed for a social worker in a specialised role. This combined with some of the more difficult aspects of the role means there are often a limited candidate pool  who can take on senior roles within a specialised area. As a result, if you are a good social care worker, this won’t go unnoticed and career opportunities will arise quicker than you might expect.

Strong long term job outlook:

We live in turbulent times, in the age of mind bending technology and AI, a lot of people are questioning what jobs will be obsolete in ten years time. Social work on the other hand is bucking this trend. With rises in certain age demographics meaning a larger workforce is needed. It is forecast that social care roles will have to expand a further 15% by 2029. Therefore, if you choose this as a career, it is a steady one that you can have for life, if you want it.

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