Whether you’re new to social work or a seasoned professional, it is always helpful to continue to learn about social work practices and how they can be used within the profession. Some cases will inevitably require deeper understanding or new approaches. The demands of the career can certainly make it difficult to experiment with new methods, but if you allow yourself time for education, you’ll be better equipped to plan and adapt while on the job.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and starting their career, social workers can continue their education with research journals and books, many of which are available online. They might also consider a related or higher degree in the behavioral sciences, which may help prepare them to pursue additional professional opportunities.
No matter how you choose to learn, advancing your knowledge in social practice and theory can not only help in your career but also benefit the lives of the people you serve as a social worker.
Interested in a degree in social work? Learn more about a bachelor’s degree in social work from UOPX!