Why Do You Become A Social Worker? Essay

830 Words Jan 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Why do you want to become a Social Worker? At first when people ask me that question my first instinct is to say “ because I want to help people.” Well that’s pretty obvious right? If I didn’t want to help people then why am I becoming a Social Worker? To answer the question why do I want to become social worker I have to look at it in a different way. I ask myself why do people need help and why do I want to help them? I usually ask myself these questions a lot when I am going through my Social Work classes and reading about the difficulties that Social Workers face. I also ask myself these questions when I talk to various social workers and they tell me not to do it. I wonder to myself why they would tell me not to do it. I then begin to doubt and question that I made the right decision.
As I doubt, worry, and question that I made a mistake I look at the foster kids we have in our home. I see the small changes that my mother and I have made in their lives and I remember that this is the reason why I am doing it. This is why I am becoming a social worker. As I drive down the road and I see the many homeless people standing on the corner I tell myself this is the reason why I am becoming a social worker. As I see the line of people at the food bank I tell myself this is why I am becoming a social worker. When I see the various stories on the news about children being abandoned, abused or neglected and I think of what is going through their mind I have the overwhelming…

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