samantha20 Posted September 24, 2011 Share Posted September 24, 2011 I'm thinking about going into the field of social work. I was just wondering if anyone has any first hand experience etc about it? Also, what is the difference between a social worker and a children's aid worker? Or is it the same? I want to help people and make a difference. I'm torn between this or the police... Also, what qualifications do I need for both? I already have a Bachelor's degree (in English.) For the police, I have seen there is a police foundations college course I can do, which would give me a diploma. Is it more beneficial to do this or a Master's degree in something like law enforcement or criminal justice? Is it vital to have a qualification like this when applying to the police? Also, what do I need to be a social worker. Again, I'm torn between doing a college course or a Master's degree in social work. Obviously a Master's is a higher qualification, but it's more expensive and I don't know if it's necessary? Apparently a college course is more practical and hands on. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks. Link to comment
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