Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker Job Description
In general, Licensed Clinical Social Workers are responsible for helping patients who are in difficult and crisis life situations through the lens of medical rehabilitation. LCSW are mental health professionals who observe patient behavior to develop treatment strategies and diagnose psychological, behavioral and emotional disorders.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Average Salary
According to PayScale, the average salary for Licensed Clinical Social Workers is approximately $58K per year. The lowest 10 percent earned around $43K, and the highest 10 percent earned about $78K on average.
The one works in also affects LCSW pay. Here is a breakdown of LCSW salaries in different settings:
- Local government, excluding education and hospitals: $55,500
- Ambulatory healthcare services: $51,290
- The state government, excluding education and hospitals: $49,100
- Individual and family services: $43,030
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Job Outlook
Demand for licensed clinical social workers is expected to grow 11 percent by 2028, which is much faster than average for all positions, especially outside of healthcare. This means demand for LCSWs should remain strong for years to come.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Careers
As a licensed clinical social worker, you can work with any age in a variety of settings, including:
- Hospitals and clinics
- Nursing homes
- Community mental health clinics
- Government, schools
- Substance abuse clinics
- Military bases and hospitals
- Private practice
You can also choose to work with patients at different life-stages, including:
- The incarcerated
- The elderly
Also, if you want more education beyond your master’s, you can pursue a doctorate in one of many advanced specializations.
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