Thursday, March 15, 2012

Happy Social Work Month - Infographic to Recognize Social Work

We hope you are having a good Social Work Month. The following comes from the MSW program at USC. I thought it was worth sharing. ~Liz

Often times, people don’t realize social workers are influential professionals in our local communities and have led some of the most important social movements that have changed the fabric of our culture. Also many misconceptions persist about what social workers do and their role in many workplaces. Social workers are people who work tirelessly to help others and can be found in many key industries and professions, such as healthcare, business, human resources and government. Their experience working with culturally diverse audiences and shaping the public policies that help our most vulnerable populations gives them a diverse skill set that is transferrable to many different types of careers.

March is National Social Work Month, sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and this year’s theme, ”Social Work Matters” is meant to showcase the impact of more than 642,000 professional social workers in America. In honor of this important month, our “Social Work 101″ infographic, highlights the rapid growth projected for social work employment, the likely careers and employment settings where you’ll find social workers, and famous social workers who made a difference in our world.
Social Work 101 [INFOGRAPHIC]


Burned Out Social Worker said...

Nice infographic; may have to pass it around to my colleagues.

I seems as if the posted salary is a little high, though. A lot of people I know make less, sadly.

Rosie said...

This is really interesting and very encouraging to me. I am a current social work student, and sometimes things seem so grim to social work students about our options and seemingly "lack of income"

michael.holmes6901 said...

I am a black man and this is important to my identity as a social worker. I feel that my gifts include serving as a role model, especially for black men and convicted felons, and an example of how we as black people need to take responsibility for our own and help each other out as a minority community. My contribution to my community is my primary concern in life. I see a tremendous need for new and improved social service programs and access to information in the community, so that people are not lost in the system and ultimately failed by our society.