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Becoming A Licensed Clinical Social Worker In New Mexico

Becoming A  Licensed Clinical Social Worker In New Mexico
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Noodle Staff February 14, 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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Social workers maintain a critical role in the enhancement of society as they support communities and individuals to discover answers to life’s challenges. 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.

Becoming a licensed clinical social worker in New Mexico requires certain education levels, hours of clinical service, and possibly other requirements. When considering a career as a licensed clinical social worker in New Mexico, and evaluating potential educational programs, you should enroll at a CSWE accredited program. Depending on the job, New Mexico may require that candidates have a degree from CSWE accredited MSW program.

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.

In New Mexico, the average salary for licensed clinical social workers is $49689. For social workers who have a master’s degree, the average salary is $53943. And for those with a doctoral degree, the average salary is $53547.

The demand for New Mexico social workers is expected to increase by 15 by 2026. Currently, there are 4674. open positions in New Mexico 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.

        New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute
        Aspire Human Services Llc
        Department of Veterans Affairs
        Presbyterian Healthcare Services
        Social Worker

When considering a masters level education to become a licensed clinical social worker in New Mexico, or to advance your career as a New Mexico 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 Mexico.

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