There are two main types of social workers: those who primarily work with clients on a case load, and those who work in advocacy on the large scale. Macro-level social workers advise politicians to ensure that policies and legislation is worded in such a way as to ensure the well-being of otherwise marginalized populations. Micro-level social workers manage services for clients who are in need, and frequently provide counseling services to those clients. Their work is often with goals to help their clients develop prosocial and self-care skills. Because clients frequently start receiving services when times are difficult, it takes great patience and fortitude for social workers to stay committed and energetic.
There are few roles in our society that stand for honor and justice as much as police officers. Police officers have a responsibility to uphold the laws that are in place to maintain order in the nation, state, and their local jurisdiction, even when they personally disagree with some of the laws or when they personally know people who are in violation of the laws. It is always a preference to resolve disputes without resorting to summons or arrests, but police officers have the training to take action when necessary. Their training takes place at a police academy, which lasts at least six months and also involves an apprenticeship.
With school-age expectations continuing to improve, students are going to need more and more academic, personal, and social preparation for school at an early age. Early childhood educators are experts in child development and educational principles in order to assist small children transition from homebound care to the primary elementary grades. They use numerous theories and techniques to bring young children to be school-ready. Becoming an early childhood educator requires a bachelor's degree, as opposed to a child care worker, which requires less coursework.