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Introducing Our New Digital Resource — How and Why You Should Switch to a Career in Social Work

Written by Baylor School of Social Work Team on 03.7.19

Are you thinking of making a career change, but are not sure how to start? Are you interested in helping others and making a meaningful difference in the lives of others?

Making a change in your career, whether a new position or a totally new direction, is a natural part of virtually everyone’s professional journey. However, it can often feel like there are more questions than certainties when you make the decision to switch.

Explore Baylor University’s digital resource page: How and Why You Should  Switch to a Career in Social Work!

That is why we are excited to bring you our latest digital resource, How and Why You Should Switch to a Career in Social Work. In it, you will find all the tools, advice, and encouragement you need to confidently walk out of your current job and into a career in social work.

Looking Into the Guide

To learn more about what it takes to make the switch to a career in social work, we invite you to explore our new digital resource. Here are a few glimpses into what you can find in this guide:

What Do Social Workers Do?: Social workers are needed in every area of society and industry and jobs in this profession are work to resolve problems, care for individuals and communities, improve processes, and fight for justice for all peoples. Social workers interact with all subsets of populations and careers in this profession can be found in government, school systems, health services, and the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. 

What to Consider When Switching to Social Work?: What is your why? Whatever your motivation, this question is crucial to consider if you are going to find the right fit in your new career. Social work is an ideal profession for those looking to make a career change because it is flexible, highly versatile, and interdisciplinary.

A Step-By-Step Guide: How to Enter the Field of Social Work: Once deciding to pursue a career in social work, there are five steps you should take to land a job in the social work profession. From applying for your MSW to applying for a new job, this step-by-step guide will walk you through everything you need to do. 

Baylor's Master of Social Work Program: Good training is the foundation of good practice. At Baylor, our MSW program fully equips graduates to be compassionate and qualified, and to confidently dive into their chosen area of expertise. Students learn the tools and methodologies they need for competent practice from expert, field-trained faculty.

With this resource, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the field of social work

  • Explore the benefits of switching to a career in social work

  • Walk through the step-by-step process of leaving your current position and beginning a career in the field of social work

  • Explore the value of a Master of Social Work degree and how it can help you make a smooth transition into a new professional field

We hope this guide will answer all of your questions about making the switch to a career in social work. If you would like more information, we invite you to subscribe to our blog, Advocacy in Action, for stories, resources, and the latest trends in the social work profession. Also, always feel free to email us with your questions. We hope this resource helps you as you make a successful switch to a new career!

Explore our digital resource — How and Why You Should Switch to a Career in Social Work — for all you need to know about making the change to a career in social work.


Posted by Baylor School of Social Work Team

We are the admissions team at the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, at Baylor University. We believe social work is about service and justice; it is about the dignity of individuals and the power of relationships; it is about integrity and competence, and our mission here is preparing social workers to do these things well. We hope you find our resources helpful and informative as you explore and pursue a degree in social work!