Last Reviewed: October 3rd, 2022
Social workers fight for justice. They are trained to deal with the suffering and troubles of other people to improve the community. If you want a career with deep meaning and satisfaction, this profession is for you.
As a social worker, you will deal with several external factors affecting the lives of people and families. You create opportunities for assessment and intervention so your clients can cope with the reality of their community. It is about dealing with getting over the problem and how they feel about the situation.
The most common aspect of doing social work is giving therapy directly to those involved in dire situations. That can mean working with people who have problems rooted in social or even emotional disadvantage, poverty, trauma, and discrimination.
All the work done by social workers contributes to creating opportunities by addressing the outlying cause of the problems faced by those at a disadvantage.
A social worker can do this for other people through proper training and education. Through education, you will become skilled in different roles, including mental health and even legal matters. These equip you with the tools needed to address issues your clients face.
To become a social worker in New Hampshire, you need to meet certain education requirements and then apply for a license. The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification handles the licensing process through the Board of Mental Health Practice.
If you plan to do non-clinical social work, you do not need to get a license. Most employers would prefer candidates who have the right background and education, though. A bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) is the first step to take for that.