S.M. asks from Crowley, TX on July 13, 2007
What Degree Would You Need For...
What kind of degree/classes/schooling would someone need to become a social worker? And how long would it take to earn that? What about an accountant? I'm curious as to what degrees are needed for what different careers...How do you find that out??
L.A. answers from Dallas on July 14, 2007
A.D. answers from Dallas on July 14, 2007
most social work jobs require a 4 year degree...I know that Dallas County Community College has a degree plan for social work..so you might start there..but for sure, go see an advisor and see where to get started :) There are several state colleges that also have social work departments..so you might see what schools are within commuting distance and check out their websites...good luck :)
oh..and as far as an accountant..I would think a 4 year also...just depends on the job..again, I would start with the community colleges and see what they offer first as far as degree plans (much cheaper than state/private universities)...then if you have to transfer...
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G.A. answers from Dallas on July 15, 2007
I had not gone to school since Beauty School and graduatated in 1967. I would find the job you would like and ask questions then ask the counselors how to get there. Also look at Career Builders at the qualifications of some of those jobs. What the employers want. I heard of a great job where the gal makes 60-80K a year working three days a week in X- Ray specialized work. Nurses can do it at night, while working. G. W
C.P. answers from Dallas on July 14, 2007
Definitely speak with a counselor at a local community college. You didn't mention where you live, but there's campuses all over Tarrant County (Tarrant County College) and Dallas County (Dallas County Community Colleges) One thing to think about are the programs which you can get certified that take 2 years or less. Physical Therapy assistant, Licensed Vocational Nurse, etc are just a few choices. Good for you for furthering your education; it will speak volumes to your children about the importance of education. Best of luck!
Y. answers from Dallas on July 13, 2007
I have Masters in Professional Accounting but it is not necessary. Bachelor is enough too in my opinion . THere are a lot of accounting jobs and not enough candidates.
Market is great. I was laid off and got another job pretty fast .
I even had to chose among many offers I got.
S.M. answers from Dallas on July 13, 2007
I would talk to a counselor at a local junior/community college. My mom is a social worker and has a master's degree, although I think the minimum is a bachelor's degree. Don't let the length of time it takes to get a degree be discouraging to you! My husband has a GED. He is 40 now and just got accepted into an allied health program at Weatherford College. He's been going to school taking basics pre-requisites for 5 years (1-2 classes at a time). He will FINALLY be done with school in 2 more years. My advice- just start taking some of you basics now and talk to the school counselors about your options. Good luck!
R.S. answers from Dallas on July 13, 2007
I am a social worker and have a bachelors degree in social work . I have found that there really aren't many jobs as a social worker with out a masters degree. I also have found that many of the people I went to college with are moving to other occupations due to burn out. I am considering going to grad school to get a different degree so I can do something new. We get paid very minimal wages to do very stressful/consuming jobs. I would go for accounting. At least you would be properly paid to do a stressful job. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
C.T. answers from Dallas on July 14, 2007
First off, great for you on cont. your education. I am a social worker, I have my bach. degree. Social workers do need to have at least a 4 yr degree. I agree with Renee S. who stated most jobs in social work require a masters now. I will advise that if you decide on sw please be ready for anything. a good website to go to is the nasw website for social workers they have good info re this program and also speak with counselors at some of the colleges.
L.A. answers from Dallas on July 14, 2007
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