02/08/2021

Categories: Social Work, Undergradute

Career Talk: The Real Pros and Cons of Social Work

Want to be a social worker? Here we give you the seriously honest pros and cons of serving communities and helping those who are vulnerable.

Social work can move mountains, but it takes a lot of people and a lot of love and passion to make the world a better place. So the reality is, your day-to-day tasks won’t be all sunshine and rainbows.

Being a social worker comes with certain challenges, but the right tools, training and knowledge will help you overcome them. Understanding why social work doesn’t always achieve perfect results is key, and that’s why it’s vital to highlight the pros and cons of social work as a career path.

Preparing students for all possibilities and outcomes is the best way to ensure resilience, reflection and transformation.

Why social work?

Studying and training in this field is important, and your work matters. Not only will you be providing services and support to vulnerable individuals, impacting people directly in a positive way, but you’ll be making a difference to the wider community and human society.

 

There are so many reasons to choose social work as your university subject, and students will benefit from transferable skills, as well as the unique opportunity to develop compassion and empathy. The rewards are huge, as it teaches you to become a better person.

 

This empathetic perspective allows you to open yourself up to people from all walks of life, and this means finding deep connections with those around you. And that’s just one of the reasons why social work courses at the University of Bolton are such a great career move!

 

Read on for more pros (and cons) of social work to find out if it’s for you…

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BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Social Work
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
120
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Social Work (Degree Apprenticeship)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
120
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA Social Work
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

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