MSWGuide.org provides a variety of online information for people interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work. Click here for information about online schools.
Online education has become a more integral part of higher education. AccreditedOnlineColleges.org has researched, cataloged and published an Accredited Online Counseling Degree Guide and an Accreditation Guide that prospective students may find helpful when considering degree programs.
The Human Services Careers Guide by PublicHealthOnline.org can help aspiring students gain pertinent information on their chosen profession. Points touched on in this guide include the various careers in human services, what day-to-day life might be like, health and human services salary expectations, the best places to work and the kind of skills that make a difference to those in the field.
MastersInSocialWork.org offers a variety of information, guides and resources for students pursuing a master's level career in social work. Visit the Resources section to find information on student and professional organizations, industry journals, open courseware and more.
AffordableCollegesOnline.org provides resources and tools related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation. The site has numerous guides to give prospective and current students an in-depth look into the social science fields, including social work, counseling and psychology. Also includes information on student mental health and coping with college stress.
Student loans are increasing in young households. According to MoneyGeek.com, in 1989, one in six households had student loans; in 2010, the number was one in three. Stagnant wages and rising tuition cause student loan debt to skyrocket. The mental health stresses brought on by student loan debt, often coupled with credit card and car loans, are more powerful than ever. MoneyGeek's guide "Student Loan Stress and Mental Health" offers educational information and tips to help you when the two intersect.
BestColleges.com publishes a variety of guides, two of which are highlighted here. Recognizing that college students with a mental health diagnosis might face unique educational challenges, the College Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities was created. It examines instructional strategies, course accommodations, and other campus services designed to serve this population. Also available is Top Online MSW Programs guide, which includes a brief career outlook for graduates.
For young students entering higher education, picking a degree and career is a daunting and complex challenge. A career in social work or psychology presents even greater challenge due to the various levels of degrees you can achieve and the number of specializations that are possible. The Center for Online Education created an Online Social Work Degree and Career Guide and an Online Psychology Degree Guide to help answer questions, such as, How much do professionals in these fields make? How many hours of study are required to get a degree? What additional types of licensure are required?
OnlineU.org has released its new listing of the 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Counseling Degrees. This free resource provides a guide to accredited schools offering a variety of online counseling degrees at affordable rates. Data is manually researched and verified, and listings include available degree types, levels, accreditation information and example classes.
CollegeStats.org offers Mental Health Guide for College Students to help identify symptoms and behaviors that could indicate a mental health condition, suggestions for next steps, and links to resources for more information.
OnlineCounselingPrograms provides information about various mental health disciplines, career settings, online academic programs, licensure, etc.
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