Psychology has always interested me. As I plan on going to college (finally), I've thought about making it my major.I have my bachelors in psychology so talking to people and helping them out is second nature. My mom who passed away was a social worker for 40 years as well.
No one will tell you this so I will. Unless you're going to get your psyd or phd, getting a masters will not mean as you will be filling out paperwork more than you will be seeing a patient. I don't want to discourage you from helping others but when my mother was a social worker in the 1960s you had so much time with the patient and not a lot less paperwork. Now, I have worked in a substance abuse facility and a place where they send criminals that are "insane" and the treatment of the patients are horrible. The paperwork is so much it takes an entire week to a month to fill it out and you barely make an impact. I am 38 years old so I have been there and done that. I wanted to help out more but I was pushed more with getting in my notes that every taking care of the client. On top of the verbal abuse you take, the field pays very low compared to other fields. You end up taking your work home with you and sometimes it can affect your personal life. I know all of this they don't tell you at a career fair or on campus but for some reason, they or the US doesn't care about mental health and more about incarceration as that is more profitable. If you want to talk about it you have my skype.Psychology has always interested me. As I plan on going to college (finally), I've thought about making it my major.