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Healthcare Social Workers In Demand

General Information

Description

Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family caregivers. Provide patients with information and counseling, and make referrals for other services. May also provide case and care management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, not for profit45.68%
  2. Private, for profit30.84%
  3. State and local government18.88%
  4. Self-employed2.70%
  5. Federal government1.86%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Human Services

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+7%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$60,280

State-by-state Salary

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$80,790
$31,350
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 70%
  • Bachelor's degree 14%
  • Post-master's certificate 11%
  • First professional degree 3%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • English Language

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