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social worker vs. elementary school teacher

How would you compare a career in social work with elementary school teaching? Given that underlying values overlap so much, how might you decide which would spark more passion, happiness, and success? (Not that any career is perfect.) [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Nov 22, 2012 - 12 answers

 

Should I apply to MSW programs now or later?

Do I have an appropriate background for admissions to an MSW program? Lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Advice for an about to be graduate in CS (iOS experience)

What is the best place to go for a new computer science graduate in mobile development? General advice? [more inside]
posted by nathanm on Feb 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Help an ENTP narrow down their career path choices....

In the last couple months I've come to realize that I am not alone. My personality is my problem and it is what has made this post-college thing so hard on me. ENTPs are sort of visionaries who can be the best and innovate and succeed at anything we put our heart to but we get bored very easily if we aren't socially, creatively satisfied and doing some "analysis" or "innovation" or "problem solving". We also don't take well to being "told what to do". (Sort of like a cross between Steve Jobs (visionary, creative, secretly self-obsessed) Calvin (from the comic), Jack Sparrow, The Joker, and Wile E. Coyote. ) [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Jan 9, 2012 - 69 answers

Relocating from NYC all by myself and scared. Anyone have any experience/advice?

Relocating from NYC all by myself and scared. Anyone have any experience/advice? [more inside]
posted by brighteyes7 on Jan 7, 2012 - 21 answers

Already changing my career!?

Interested in changing my career PT, Lawyer, Teacher? ..but what should I know before. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Jun 28, 2011 - 19 answers

Can a reserved, somewhat shy person be a good therapist?

For much of my life I dealt with rather severe depression and anxiety, which I've recently overcome with nearly 3 years of therapy. I'm 24 years old, trying to find a meaningful career that's more than just a paycheck. At this point, all I want to do is be a therapist. I want to help others the way that I've been helped. However, another issue I've been working to overcome is crippling social anxiety. It's gotten much better; I hardly consider myself shy anymore. Still, though, I'm not sure if I have the warm, trust-inspiring personality a therapist should have. Could I be a successful therapist if I'm far quieter and more reserved than the norm? I do love people and want to help, but sometimes I might not come across that way. Can a shy person be a good therapist?
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2011 - 16 answers

What could I do, career-wise, to provoke the most meaningful and long lasting change?

What could I study, learn, and eventually do (for a career or otherwise) that would help the most amount of people in the most meaningful way? [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Jun 3, 2011 - 27 answers

[Life Path/Career Advice Filter]: How can someone a person with diagnosed depression work in the field of social justice?

[Life Path/Career Advice Filter]: How can someone a person with diagnosed depression work in the field of human rights and social justice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 - 5 answers

Give the Socially Awkward a Chance!

Help my bf's sister get a real job, so she can be as independent as she wants--and he doesn't have to worry about her as much. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Does reading "How to win friends and influence people" will help me win friends and influence people?

Does reading "How to win friends and influence people" will help me win friends and influence people?
posted by dcrocha on Apr 1, 2008 - 18 answers

Career and education advice for a social worker?

Career Question: I am getting an MSW from Columbia and want to know what to do to be financially stable after gradutation. [more inside]
posted by amileighs on Jul 10, 2007 - 3 answers

Is any Master's Degree better than no Master's Degree?

Is any Master's Degree better than no Master's Degree? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jan 7, 2007 - 17 answers

Crash course from political science to computer science

How do I go from social scientist to engineer in a month? [more inside]
posted by SanctiCrucis05 on Aug 22, 2006 - 11 answers

How can I make my new city feel like home?

Six months ago, I moved to a new city (Philadelphia) to pursue a fantastic career opportunity. It has turned out to be everything I wanted from a career. Professionally and financially, things are great. So, why am I so unhappy here? [more inside]
posted by galimatias on Jun 13, 2006 - 37 answers

[LifeFilter] Help me help myself

Help me help myself. I have had social anxiety for almost as long as I can remember and for the last few had also been depressed as a result. [Gory details inside] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2005 - 10 answers

What's a good career move for a senior analyst with a social work background?

What's a good career move for a senior analyst with a social work background? Also, is there a nationwide organization for senior process and business analysts? [more inside]
posted by DCTapeworm on Sep 13, 2005 - 0 answers

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