Social work industry
Depending on your interests, qualifications, experiences and skills there is a huge selection of jobs to choose from.
If years of watching children’s television have taught us anything, it’s that you should always look after others. As we grow older this message can be forgotten; however, if you like caring for people in your community a career as a social worker could be your calling.
It’s a tough job and the starting pay is nothing to write home about but for many, being a care assistant is the most rewarding job there is. With our aging population, care assistants have never been more in demand.
They say that moving into a new home is one of the most stressful things you can do, so there’s nothing more satisfying than helping people to find somewhere to live. And that’s where housing officers come in… You could be saving vulnerable people and families from a tough life on the streets.
If you like helping others and love the thought of making a difference, a career as a support worker could be what you’re looking for... The role does exactly what it says on the tin – you provide support to individuals and their families, both emotionally and practically, so they can live happy, independent lives.