Social Work

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in  New Jersey
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Noodle Staff March 9, 2018

Social work is a valued profession, and one in which you are empowered to give back to society and to help so many lives.

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To become a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey one must obtain the New Jersey required education levels, fieldwork experience or clinical hours and possibly satisfy several other administrative requirements.

Beginning your journey to become a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey, starts with earning the necessary social work educational requirements. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) provides accreditation to social work programs in the United States. We recommend you begin your search there.

For example, Tulane University Online Masters of Social Work is CSWE accredited. It is also highly-ranked by US News & World Reports. The GRE is not required to apply to the MSW program at Tulane. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Contact a representative at Tulane University about their online Master of Social Work program.

New Jersey licensed clinical social workers on average earn a salary of $50,484 per year. Individuals who pursue master’s degrees in social work, tend to earn an average of $61599 per year.

The job growth rate for social workers in New Jersey is expected to grow by 15 percent by 2026. Currently, there are 15,360 open positions in New Jersey for social workers. In fact, the following health centers are currently recruiting to hire social workers, with a preference for those with a masters degree, or concurrently enrolled in a masters program.

  •         Saint Barnabas Health Care System
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
  • Meridian Health System
  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Public Consulting Group

When considering a masters level education to become a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey, or to advance your career as a New Jersey social worker, you should investigate the details of respective programs. For example, most programs include a core of general courses, yet vary tremendously in how they prepare students for various advanced practice roles.

Find a school to get started on your journey to becoming a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey.

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