These workers help people who are sick or who have health problems for a long time. They give advice to people and their families about how to deal with being sick. They also find services to help, such as nutrition classes or nursing care.
• Talk to people about their lives and their problems so they can help them.
• Help people to find the help they need to get better.
• Make programs that will teach people to be healthier.
• Many social workers like their work, but it can be hard to deal with people who are upset or having trouble. Sometimes, social workers are very busy because they are helping many people at once.
Where and When:
• Hospitals and nursing homes
• Government agencies
• They work normal hours
What or Who They Work With:
• Most social workers spend the day in an office. Some travel to the people they help.
• Sometimes, they meet with people in the evening or on weekends.
Education and Training:
• A Bachelor's Degree and many take even more classes.
• Some people stay in school longer to earn a doctorate degree.
• You must have very good listening skills to do this job.
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Related School Subjects:
• Social Studies
• Very good listening skills
WILFRID GORDON MCDONALD PATRIDGE by Mem Fox
BEAR FEELS SICK by Karma Wilson
CLIFFORD'S GOOD DEEDS by Normal Bridwell