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Subject:  Re: Don't do this.... Date:  2/23/2014  8:12 PM
Author:  cabinsmama Number:  880376 of 902484

Oh, yipe. So much wrong with this.

I went back to get my MSW at 50, and about half my cohort of 26 were in that age range. AFAIK, we all had experience, and were able to pay cash as we went. Most are making more than when they got their MSWs. Some had to work in lower-paying settings while they built up clinical hours they needed to get licensed (and this lady didn't sound like she understood the 2400 hours of clinical experience needed post MSW and before getting licensed).

I wonder how much she owed from her prior degree. That's a ton of money for an MSW. I think I paid closer to $30k.

There's good money (relatively speaking) in social work management, and in LCSW counseling that can be paid with Medicaid/medicare/insurance. But in free-form "I want to help people" work, that's probably not the way to go.

cm, MSW
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