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Is Social Work a good Career option?

A Career in Social Work has always intrigued me. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Social Work, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Social Work. I was Googling about a Career in Social Work and was lucky to find: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20161013-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Work/english

Mercy Phuntsog Nath's professional point of view!

Mercy Phuntsog Nath has worked in Social Work for 13 years & 10 months. Mercy Phuntsog Nath has worked in Social Work as Social Worker in Open Arms, Dehradun. In Mercy Phuntsog Nath's own words, this is how Mercy Phuntsog Nath got into Social Work: "I have been doing social work since 2003 and started Open Arms in the year 2011. As a social worker, I am educating migrant labourers in construction sites."

Career Video on Social Work

In a video, Mercy Phuntsog Nath has talked about various aspects of a Career in Social Work. Mercy Phuntsog Nath started by explaining Social Work as: "Social work is an academic and professional discipline that seeks to facilitate the welfare of communities, individuals, families, and groups. It may promote social change, development, cohesion, and empowerment. Underpinned by theories of social sciences and guided by principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility, and respect for diversities, social work engages people." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.


We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Social Work is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Social Work. Mercy Phuntsog Nath touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Contextual Knowledge
Sills and success goes hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills.
Mercy Phuntsog Nath then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Social Work:
  • Public Speaking
  • Networking
  • Fund Raising
  • Team Working
This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Mercy Phuntsog Nath believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Social Work:
  • Altruistic Satisfaction
  • Recognition
Challenges are the other side of Positives and this Career is no exception.
And, Mercy Phuntsog Nath believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Social Work:
  • Materialistic Context
  • Public Light

In the final section of the video Mercy Phuntsog Nath talks about How a day goes in a Career in Social Work. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Social Work, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20161013-0001

Career Counseling 2.0

After having learnt about a Career in Social Work I was curious about LifePage. Career Counseling has a new meaning with LifePage. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage has created the largest knowledge repository of Careers in the whole world. I salute the efforts of Team LifePage. I also encourage you to learn more about LifePage on: https://www.lifepage.in

Similar Career List on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

Information about other Career Options

I also looked out for more information about other Career options and found these great articles:


Interesting Career Articles

1,200+ Career Options after 12th1,200+ Career Options after 12th
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Career Counseling 2.0Career Counseling 2.0
Unemployability in India – problem hiding in plain sightUnemployability in India – problem hiding in plain sight
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