This web site is a compilation of facts about the education, training, abilities,
and other requirements for becoming a social worker from the most basic to the most advanced levels. It is a
summary compiled from sources including the federal and some state governments, educational institutions, courts,
and medical facilities.
As the web site owner, I am a minister, author, web site developer, and
intensely interested in the function and effectiveness of social work as it relates to helping people in very
significant ways. As a minister in a large church I have worked with numerous social work agencies and
Social work takes many different forms from career workers to people working in
volunteer positions. People working in social work careers generally have to achieve significant training and
education. A bachelor's degree is almost always required for a paid social work career in general
A masters degree is required for any professional niche a social worker may enter,
such as clinical social work, mental health, public health, counseling, medical, and other social work fields.
These areas of work involve the ability of the social worker to both perform and become an advocate for their
clients with a multitude of medical, dental, and psychological facilities.
I've personally worked along with local and regional social service organizations
from my position as a staff pastor at a large church. Sometimes these associations have been productive and
satisfying. At other times, they have been a source of intense frustration, especially working with state, federal
and court supervised social agencies.
In any case, the site covers a broad range of social work opportunities,
advantages and requirements for those entering or already working in the field.