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Skills, knowledge needed for this field:

  • Possess empathy for others, an appreciation for diversity, and an interest in social change
  • Be service oriented, emotionally mature, objective and sensitive to others
  • Use active listening and social perceptiveness skills needed to evaluate, assess and treat behavioral and affective disorders of patients/clients
  • Possess thorough knowledge of human behavior and performance as well as knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions

Develop your resume:

  • Volunteer at hospitals, soup kitchens, battered women homes, literacy programs, or other social service agencies to gain experience
  • Join the Association of Student Social Workers or the Sociology Club
  • Become an active member of Phi Alpha Honor Society and Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society
Behavior Specialist Occupational Therapist
Career Counselor Parole Officer
Case Worker Professor of Social Work/Sociology
Child, Family & School Social Worker Rehabilitation Counselor
Clinical Sociologist Social & Community Service Manager
Educational, Vocational & School Counselor Social Services Manager
High School Guidance Counselor Social Worker
Marriage & Family Therapist Sociologist
Medical and Public Health Specialist Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselor
Mental Health Counselor  
Bannum Place of Jackson Mercy Ministries of America
Baptist Children's Village Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Boswell Regional Clinic Mississippi Dept of Human Services
CARES Behavioral Health System Mississippi State Hospital
Community Behavioral Health Public School Districts
Compass Intervention Center River Region Health System
Department of Public Welfare Southeast Louisiana Hospital
Gilmore Memorial Hospital The Abiding Journey
Haven House Family Shelter University of Mississippi Medical Center
Hinds Community College Veterans Affairs
LIFT, Inc Warren-Yazoo Mental Health

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