Rising problem of hunger presents opportunities for social work careers
According to Tyson Foods, a national survey that was conducted by Hart Research Associates shows that one in four Americans worry about having enough money for food in the next year.
The survey, which is one of the largest and most comprehensive about food shortages, also shows that many Americans underestimate the problem of hunger in their communities. About 66 percent of respondents said they believed that the issue is a more serious problem nationally than locally.
Additionally, the US Department of Agriculture found that in 2009, a total of 9 percent of households reported having low food security, while another 5.7 percent reported having very low food security, meaning eating patterns were disrupted due to a lack of money.
Individuals who develop solutions to address the issue of hunger often have careers as social work administrators, researchers, planners or policymakers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these professionals research various policies and programs in order to suggest solutions to legislation.
Those who are considering a career in any branch of social work may want to consider earning a Masters Degree in Social Work as well.
POSTED BY: ec_admin - March 17th, 2011 at 03:51pm ( 0 )