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Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut
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Noodle Staff February 18, 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 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.

Becoming a Connecticut licensed clinical social worker requires an individual to achieve specific education levels, fieldwork, as well as other administrative related requirements. When considering a career as a licensed clinical social worker in Connecticut, and evaluating potential educational programs, you should enroll at a CSWE accredited program. Depending on the job, Connecticut 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.

Connecticut licensed clinical social workers on average earn a salary of $51,700 per year. Individuals who pursue master’s degrees in social work, tend to earn an average of $48,760 per year.

Social workers in Connecticut also benefit from promising long-term career prospects, with demand for social workers expected to grow by 15 percent. In fact, there are 8408. recruiting social workers in Connecticut. 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.

  •         Hartford Healthcare
  • William W. Backus Hospital
  • Hartford Healthcare Internal
  • Yale-New Haven Health System
  • Community Health Center

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

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