Want to become a social worker?

Are you thinking of becoming a social worker? Find out if social worker is the right job for you. Get answers to the following questions: What does a social worker do? What personality traits do social workers have? Will robots replace social workers? How much does a social worker earn and is it a job in high demand?

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What does a social worker do?

A social worker helps and supports people to cope with problems in their daily life or work. These problems can be very diverse. Think of debts, upbringing, family problems, addictions, handicaps, old age, psychological and psychiatric problems. Often, these problems are caused by a specific event (job loss, divorce, traumatic experience, and such) but it could also be caused by one's upbringing, for instance. A social worker tries to give people insight into their problems and teach them how to cope with these. Sometimes, a social worker will try to find and obtain suitable supplements and social facilities. They can provide both short-term and long-term aid.


What personality traits do social workers have?

There are two characteristics many social workers have in common. Social workers are often human-oriented (score highly in the SOCIAL category) and process-oriented (score highly in the CONVENTIONAL category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of social worker would suit you.

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as social workers? Go to the career choice profiles. Here you can find professions with the same profile. But you can also find professions with other characteristics. Which professions do you like and which professions don’t appeal?



Will robots replace social workers?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are social workers? The chances of robotisation of a social worker’s activities amount to 13%. This means that there is a LOW CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by social workers will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Social Worker Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as a social worker? How much does a social worker earn and is it a job in high demand? You can find out the average annual salary and current vacancies at Adzuna. Adzuna collects all the vacancies for social workers in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

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