Personal Narrative: A Career In Social Work

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A career goal is not something obtained overnight, many decisions and risks must be taken in order to follow through with your “dream job.” Many aspects such as education, work experience, and motivation must be taken into account before you pursue a lifetime career. After carefully considering the previously mentioned aspects, I have chosen a career path for myself, social work. I have been interested in this field since a young age. However, as I have grown older I have only become more interested despite the difficulties I may face. As I researched my career choice, I found that 20.7% of the US work force is made up of those working in behavioral health including: most types of counselors, case managers, health educators, human services assistance's, social workers and so on. According to, social work and other behavioral health careers are currently some of the fastest…show more content…
Enjoying your job is key to success. After doing my research, I have come to the conclusion that the best form of social work that would suit me is child, family, and school social work. I have always had a soft spot for children and others who may be in trouble but cannot help themselves. Child, family, and school social workers offer assistance to children and youth, as well as their parents, guardians, and surrounding adults in any way possible. This may include buying school supplies, clothes, or other necessities. It may also include just simply spending time with a child or youth who needs some one on one attention. My personal relations with others serve as a motivation for my upcoming career choices. I have had the privilege to meet a few social workers, and seeing them speak on hoe they impact others’ lives and the difference that has in their own life is enough to make anyone choose this profession. Social work may be a challenging occupation physically and mentally, but the reward is well worth
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