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Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma
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Noodle Staff February 18, 2018

Learn more about the requirements and steps needed to become a licensed clinical social worker in Oklahoma

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Social work is a valued profession, and one in which you are empowered to give back to society and to help so many lives. 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.To become a licensed clinical social worker in Oklahoma one must obtain the Oklahoma required education levels, fieldwork experience or clinical hours and possibly satisfy several other administrative requirements.

When considering a career as a licensed clinical social worker in Oklahoma, and evaluating potential educational programs, you should enroll at a CSWE accredited program. Depending on the job, Oklahoma may require that candidates have a degree from CSWE accredited MSW program.

An example accredited social work program by the CSWE is the Online Masters of Social Work at Tulane University which has trained social workers since 1914. Tulane University’s MSW program helps prepare students to pass their clinical exams (84%) as well as their Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) exams (81%). Visit here to learn more about Tulane University and their online Master of Social Work program.

In Oklahoma, the average salary for licensed clinical social workers is $41,629. For social workers who have a master’s degree, the average salary is $47,501.

The demand for Oklahoma social workers is expected to increase by 15 by 2026.Interested in learning more about organizations hiring social workers in Oklahoma? In fact, there are 6266. recruiting social workers in Oklahoma. Please see the list below of organizations actively searching for social workers who possess or are concurrently enrolled in a social work masters degree program.

  •         Oklahoma State University
  • Integris Health
  • Hillcrest Medical Center
  • Youth Villages
  • Rescare

As we mentioned, if you are evaluating a graduate degree program in order to become or to advance your career as a licensed clinical social worker in Oklahoma, we recommend you start with CSWE accredited social work programs. There are over 240 accredited CSWE MSW programs to review. Get a jump start and browse the MSW programs below to begin the journey of becoming a Oklahoma licensed clinical social worker.

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