Social Work

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts
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Noodle Staff February 17, 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, and evaluating potential educational programs, you should enroll at a CSWE accredited program. Depending on the job, Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts licensed clinical social workers on average earn a salary of $54,731 per year. Individuals who pursue master’s degrees in social work, tend to earn an average of $55,142 per year. Those with doctoral degrees earn an average of $52,802 per year.

The job growth rate for social workers in Massachusetts is expected to grow by 15 percent by 2026. Interested in learning more about organizations hiring social workers in Massachusetts?

In fact, there are 30,638 companies recruiting social workers in Massachusetts. 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.

  •         Mass Gov
  • Eliot Community Human Services
  • Bay Cove Human Services
  • State Of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts General Hospital

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

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