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Healthcare Social Workers

Job Information

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


  • Employment is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.
  • About 54 percent of jobs were in healthcare and social assistance industries, and 31 percent work for government.
  • While a bachelor's degree is necessary for entry-level positions, a master's degree in social work or a related field is necessary for some positions.
  • Job prospects are expected to be favorable, particularly for social workers who specialize in the aging population or work in rural areas.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $48,620/yr ($24.31/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Masters