Providing an overview of social work, it can be stated that the discipline is mainly based on research, the findings of which are based on evidences received from observations.As a result, students major concentration over study is gaining such evidence-based knowledge. Social work is made up of several subjects and branches such as social sciences, economics, sociology, and psychology. Thus, it can be noticed that social work overlaps with some other disciplines that have a social context.
Social Work as a Profession
Social work as a profession is mostly related to applying the theoretical models mastered to solve problems, making changes, as well as promoting well-being. Having a degree is one of the major requirements for a profession in social work. The settings in which social workers might perform might vary from governmental and non-profit associations, health associations, justice systems, and some others.The variety of those settings gives a chance not to restrict oneself to a certain field, and simultaneously, pursue social work having different backgrounds.
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