Social workers work with a wide spectrum of people from all walks of life. They provide a range of services at the national, state as well as domestic levels. About one’s specialization, one may work in schools, government agencies, hospitals, mental health clinics, career canters and community centers amongst many other options. They take up the responsibility to identify people who require help, assess their situations and develop plans to address their needs. People who are involved in social work are highly empathetic and compassionate towards others with a need to alleviate and change the world they live in. A career as a social worker is at its prime with various organizations looking for trained professionals in this domain. Career opportunities exist in both government as well as the private sector. One may work with National or International NGO’s or Industrial or Corporate Sector. A Bachelor or Master’s degree in Social Work is recommended to practice social work. Graduates from any field may enroll for a Master’s Degree in social work but psychology, sociology, economics, and political science are recommended options. Several institutions offer M.Phil. and PhD programmes in Social Work. The top recruiters include NGOs (National or International ) like Green Peace, Smile Foundation, Aashayein, etc. Schools and hospitals (Apollo, Maxx, Fortis etc.) also generate employment in these fields. Popular fields include-Child social workers, Family social workers, Substance abuse social workers, Medical and public health social workers.