Originally Posted by dawn1221
It is just weird to me that someone spends so much time studying for their career only to get paid less than someone who worked their way up. Like there is no benefit to the schooling or something. It is quite sad
I have a Master's in Social Work, working towards my LCSW and LMFT, and make 36,000 a year. I, however, do not find it all at weird that I "spent so much time studying" to "make less than someone who worked their way up." IMO, there is SO much benefit. Quite the opposite of "no" benefit and being "quite sad."
I am doing what I love to do and what I am good at. I help families and without the degree, I would not be able to do this type of work. I would not be able to help preserve intact families and reunify those families that are not intact. Ask one of my families in which the children have been in foster care and have been reunified. They see the benefit and do not find it sad. Nor do I. And, yup, all for 36,000 a year and 60,000 in student loans. Totally worth it.