For anyone looking to consider this career, there are some things you should do first. Make sure you do a lot of research on the career before commiting yourself to it. Ask other professionals in this field about it and get their feedback on what they feel about the career and what they do.
If I had to do this over again, I am not too sure if I would choose this career or not. Earlier this year, I was actually looking into another profession, but I felt it was a little late to change things. There are some pros to being a social worker. It can be rewarding and enjoyable but it also has some cons. You do not get paid well in some places (depending on where you are) and sometimes you might have to work at a place where you do not want to work.
Some things people should know about this career that they might not have heard about is that it is a lot more work than you truly think. And also keep in mind that sometimes your days might be non-stop. You could be counseling a client, then next second driving a client to Social Services, then running a psycho-educational group. It can sometimes get pretty draining, especially when you first start.
In the 18th and 19th century, hatmakers used poisionous chemicals including mercury in their work. As result, many developed pathological symptons -- an estimated 10% went insane. Hence the term "mad as a hatter" and Lewis Carroll's character, the Mad Hatter.
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