So excited...finally getting my BS

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    Though by rights I should already have a BS, since I'm such an expert...

    Anyway, I didn't finish college (made a good dent in it, 2+ years). I'm worried about my job with the state going away and as I've mentioned, thought...what is a growth industry?

    The IRS and child welfare fields are both growth industries now.
    Child Welfare workers start out at $1000 more a month than I'm making now.

    But you need a bachelor's for both of those.

    At my age (and location) I'm not up for picking up and moving to a university town, nor do I want to. I want to keep this job as long as I can, I love it here.

    All I need to qualify as a child welfare worker is a bachelor's, likewise as an IRS agent. I have work history and experience that will make up the diff between a degree from a regular college and an online one, and the one I'm using is accredited.

    So far out, I start on April 27.

    You think I'm crazy now, wait till you see what I'm like when finals roll around.
     
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    :eek:

    j/k
    that's great that you're going back to school.

    good luck
     
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    "So excited...finally getting my BS."

    One should always get one's own bullshit, even if no one else does.
     
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    hey congrats!
     
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    Good luck to you, Allie!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Congrats

    I thought you needed your masters to work in that field? I know here in Washington, they usually won't hire you if you don't have one.
     
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    No, just a bachelor's.
    I'll have to check washington now!
     
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    "Qualifications
    Only 28 percent of child welfare staff hold either bachelor’s degrees in social work (BSW) (15 percent) or master’s degrees in social work (MSW) (13 percent). (Lieberman, 1988)
    Fewer than 15 percent of child welfare agencies require caseworkers to hold either BSWs or MSWs. (CWLA, 1999)
    The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), CWLA, and others recommend that child welfare administrators and supervisors have MSWs and previous child welfare experience, and that direct service workers have, at least, BSWs.
    Education, specifically holding an MSW, appears to be the best predictor of overall performance in social service work. (Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., 1987)
    Child welfare staff with BSW and MSW degrees were found to be more effective in developing successful permanency plans for children who were in foster care for more than two years. (Albers, 1993)."
    Child Welfare Workforce

    I don't think the state requires a master's for a child welfare worker in Washington.
    You may have to have one for a supervisory position, such as program manager.
     
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    I thought about it, and I think it is just if you are doing social work, like elder services. But I heard this from my sister in law who works for elder services, she could be wrong.
    You should think about getting your master, though. I know you get paid better, usually.
     

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