Hi, Before I ask the quearions in the post title, let me give some background on my qualifications and career path up to this point. I have wanted to be a therapist since I was in high school. Since then I have always openly explored my options and challenged that career goal as I was in college surrounded by other options and I wanted to make sure it was the right field to choose for me. I got my undergrad degree in counseling from a good school, I worked in a local community mental health center as a youth attendant care worker during college and then as a case manager once I graduated. During this time at this agency I became burnt out- not majorly because of the clients, but because of my coworkers - many of them gave into the pressure and were working 50+ hours per week, we were the epitome of under paid/ under trained/ and under appreciated. When some of us went to a state wide training, other employees from other agencies actually expressed that they felt sorry for us. All in all- I was going to get burnt out there sooner or later. Now Im 24 and accepted a new job a month ago in the city I am beginning graduate school for my MSW in the fall, with a goal of being a LCSW. My new job is as a case manager in a WONDERFUL agency. Better funding, better programming and resources, they train their employees well and treat them like they are comitted to both keeping them around and advancing their careers. This is a fantastic job, and the MSW program I have been accepted to is the best in my area. So I currently have a lot of really good things going for me. However, I still feel burnt out. I genuinely enjoy my new job but the idea of goimg for my masters degree and then getting stuck in a case management roll afterwards makes me feel sick. Legitimately the only sort of career that semi appeals to me in the LCSW world is going into private practice - which I know is its own can of worms. Im at a pivotal point in my carer. Once I get my master’s and invest that money I know I wont feel right going back on it and I am afraid of getting stuck in aomething I will grow to resent. My main issue is I feel like I have put all of my eggs in one basket. Undergrad degree in counseling and theology- internships in hospitals and social service agencies- lots of clinical work experience. My resume says I am cut out for one thing and that one thing is the thing I am growing to resent. I know no random stranger on the internet is going to be able to make the decision for me. However after reading these forums for quite a while, I have read stories of many of you who have gone through the same thing with different outcomes- sticking with it and rocking it or regretting it , changing careers and creating a whole new beginning for yourself, etc. So if you’ve read this and in any way relate to the struggle of asking if you should quit social work, and if so what’s next for you, I would GREATLY benefit from your stories and advixe.