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Health Care Social Workers

Provide psychosocial support to people who are dealing with serious illnesses.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$33.91 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  13.2%    Read more about outlook


Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Collect information about clients.
  • Conduct research on social issues.
  • Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress.
  • Investigate legal issues.
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Job Title Examples:

Foster Care Social Worker
Mental Health Therapist

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