Social workers typically assist patients with discharge plans when they leave a facility. They assist patients with setting up community resources they will need when they are at home.
Depending on location, a person needs a bachelor’s degree or a master's degree in social work to obtain this position. A master's degree typically takes about two-three years to earn after earning a four-year bachelor's degree. Generally, the more education you have, the more valuable you are!
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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Social workers typically work in hospitals, mental health clinics, the government, and in private practice.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada