After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

Through the “voices” of social work practitioners, identify 14 areas of social work practice one may pursue.

Discuss contemporary opportunities and challenges that face social workers at all levels and in all fields of social work practice.

Gain insight into real-life social work experiences with persons throughout the lifespan.

Assess the fit of your own strengths, preferences, and interests with an area for future social work practice.