U-M_Detroiter Posted October 22, 2013 Share Posted October 22, 2013 I will be starting my MSW fall 2014, and I am having second thoughts about concentrating in policy. I know that it is not too late to change, but I would like some advice on which is more suitable for my interests. I have recently interviewed several oncology social workers for a class project and the work that they do really interested me. However, my initial interest is in social policy, and conducting research. What types of jobs would be I be able to get within the realm of policy and research? Policy analysis, grant writing, and fundraising are all jobs I am aware of. I am very good at and enjoy statistics, as well as using database programs such as SPSS, R, and minitab, this is why my mentor suggested concentrating in policy. I also have been conducting research for several years as an undergraduate (in psychology) and it is something that I love doing. After interviewing clinical social workers, however, I really like the direct impact they have on individuals lives. I would love to work in a hospital setting, dealing with cancer patients if I went this rout (I battled cancer during middle school). Is there a way that I could possibly do policy as well as clinical? I know at Michigan it is possible to minor in a concentration. Thanks for any input! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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