Career Details

Case Manager

Career Overview

A case manager works with patients who have mental health issues to make sure that they are able to maintain a productive and healthy life in the community. They may visit the homes of these patients to help them deal with crises and day to day issues.

Education

A four-year bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field is required to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$21,000 /yr
$31,000 /yr
$50,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Case managers typically work in mental health hospitals, social service agencies, and child welfare organizations.

Schools
References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada