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Based on 1,282 responses, the job of Social Worker has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.84 out of 5. On average, Social Workers are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Social Worker?

May 2015
"Very satisfying because I get to help people deal with daily social problems such as poverty and gender inequality."
Social Worker:
Pros: People are suffering in the world and it gives me great satisfaction to be able to help individuals, groups and communities put their lives together. They are faced with life challeges that affect them directly and in directly such as poverty, gender inequality, violence against women and children and HIV/AIDS. As a social worker I am able to help individuals, groups and communities deal with problem situations and find effective ways of managing their lives when in crises or in need of improvement.
Cons: It is very demanding emotionally, physically and mentally. The issues that I deal with are very sensitive and at times this may affect ur health as social workers . In society some social issues are viewed to be least important and others take first preference over others and this influences the money given to each cause which is because of statistics attached to the damage they cause e.g HIV/AIDS, but in reality any one person suffering from what ever social issue finds it to be important to them and deserves to be helped and not based on whether their problems is viewed as least important but because of the fact that it is just a humane thing to do.
May 2015
"Find balance in life."
Social Worker:
This is a helping field and it is important social workers also take time to work on self care. Compassion fatigue is an area that is likely to come up in this field and with healthy decision making, this can be overcomed.
May 2015
Social Worker:
Pros: Helping people and seeing progress! Working Monday to Friday is also good!
Cons: The responsibility is intense but worthwhile.
June 2015
"Great place to work."
Social Worker:
Pros: Mission to help young Veterans post 9-11.
Cons: Stress.
August 2015
"How there are no opportunities for advancement."
Social Worker:
Look elsewhere--very very poor pay and no respect.
August 2015
"Dealing with angry clients, community resources, time mgt."
Social Worker:
Be very through in your information gathering. Be observant of your surroundings. Good time management. Balance of work and home life.
August 2015
"That salary was not so few."
Social Worker:
First find out whether you really have a passion for working with people and doing inspections in all types of houses.