Licensed Clinical Social Worker
What Does A Licensed Clinical Social Worker Do?
A licensed clinical social worker diagnoses and treats mental illnesses; they help clients to find productive ways to deal with difficult situations they are experiencing. The type of work that Wendy (featured in the video) does is a little different than what social workers generally do – helping to set clients up with useful community resources.
How Do I Become A Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
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!
What is the Average Salary For A Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
High – 83,000
Median – 50,000
Low – 35,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
- Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
What Is The Work Environment For A Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
Social workers typically work in hospitals, mental health clinics, the government, and in private practice.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada