Social Work

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington D.C.

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington D.C.
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Noodle Staff February 16, 2018

Social workers maintain a critical role in the enhancement of society as they support communities and individuals to discover answers to life's challenges.

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Social Workers help individuals, children or families if they are having problems being productive and stable in their own lives. A career as a social worker can be quite fulfilling.

To become a licensed clinical social worker in District Of Columbia one must obtain the District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia, 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.

One such example of a CSWE accredited social work program is Tulane University Online Masters of Social Work. The online MSW at Tulane University requires applicants to have a bachelor’s degree but does not require a GRE score for admission. Click here to contact Tulane University about their online Master of Social Work program.

District Of Columbia licensed clinical social workers on average earn a salary of $68,979 per year. Individuals who pursue master’s degrees in social work, tend to earn an average of $73,823 per year.

The demand for District Of Columbia social workers is expected to increase by 15 percent by 2026. Currently, there are 3,548 open positions in District Of Columbia 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.

  • Children’s National Health System
  • George Washington University
  • Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Department Of Youth Rehabilitation Services
  • CNRG

Whether you are just starting off in your career as a licensed clinical social worker in District Of Columbia or currently work as a social worker but are interested in expanding your earnings potential then a graduate degree in social work might be the right fit for you. The Council on Social Work Education has accredited over 240 MSW programs.

Begin your search for an MSW program below to begin the path of becoming a licensed clinical social worker in District Of Columbia.

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