Why Are You Interested For The Field Of Social Work? Essay

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Why are you interested in the field of social work?

Upon starting college, I was undecided, and was unsure of what I wanted to major in. I was often asked, “What do you like to do?” My response would always be I enjoy helping others. I have always wanted a career that would afford me the opportunity to work with people and help them. After researching numerous majors, I decided that social work would be the best match for what I enjoyed doing. There have been various life experiences that have led me to have the desire to become a social worker. For example, throughout my life, my family has taught me the value of helping others. I know being a social worker is very rewarding and I’m eager to get started in the program.

The rapidly growing elderly population is becoming a serious social problem in many countries. Why do you think it is a serious growing problem?

My interest in the elderly dates back to my childhood. I have gained so much insight growing up with my grandparents. They have greatly influenced my values and personality: they taught me to be self-motivated and disciplined. Their toughness and support has helped me to endure even when confronted with seemingly impossible obstacles. I have a deep respect for them and for elderly people in general. This is what motivates me more to become involved in the field of social work.

I have also gained a lot of insight while working with elderly mental health clients with diagnosis ranging from; schizoaffective…

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