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Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky
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Noodle Staff February 28, 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 Kentucky licensed clinical social worker requires an individual to achieve specific education levels, fieldwork, as well as other administrative related requirements.

Beginning your journey to become a licensed clinical social worker in Kentucky, 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.

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.

Kentucky licensed clinical social workers on average earn a salary of $43,111 per year. Individuals who pursue master’s degrees in social work, tend to earn an average of $52,145 per year.

Social workers in Kentucky also benefit from promising long-term career prospects, with demand for social workers expected to grow by 15.

Interested in learning more about organizations hiring social workers in Kentucky? In fact, there are 6626. recruiting social workers in Kentucky. 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.

  •         University of Kentucky
  • Home Of The Innocents
  • Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Seven Counties Services
  • Kentuckyone Health

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

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Tom Meltzer spent over 20 years writing and teaching for The Princeton Review, where he was lead author of the company's popular guide to colleges, before joining Noodle.

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