Social Worker - help!
posted by Laruen .
I want to become a social worker when I grow up. I love to help people with their problems.
When I'm an adult I want to live in a nice house or condo with a wonderful husband and 2 kids. I really don't want to struggle in life.
How much does social worker earn? (do they get payed well)
My dad said 50,000 or below for a salary is not good). At least 60,000 or greater is good.
btw I'm planning on applying to an ivy league school (either yale or columbia) and want to get my masters degree.
Read, read, read!!
And good luck on that "don't want to struggle in life" idea! Just about everyone struggles at some point, and most struggle several times during life and for different reasons. The point is to face problems that may arise, to be able to think logically, and to have the spiritual/emotional maturity to get through the tough times in life.
The national average yearly salary of social workers is less than $50,000. However that includes places where the cost of living is much less than in your area. Read this article for more information about social workers.
In New York City, the average is $71,000.