Career Details

Licensed Social Worker

Career Overview

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.

Education

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!

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$35,000 /yr
$50,000 /yr
$83,000 /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

Social workers typically work in hospitals, mental health clinics, the government, and in private practice.

Schools
References

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

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada