Social Work

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mississippi

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mississippi
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Noodle Staff March 9, 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 Mississippi licensed clinical social worker requires an individual to achieve specific education levels, fieldwork, as well as other administrative related requirements.

The first major step towards a licensed clinical social worker career is to obtain the required educational degree for Mississippi. We recommend you being your search for an accredited social work program by reviewing those accredited by CSWE, the the national association representing social work education in the United States.

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 their site to learn more about Tulane University and their online Master of Social Work program.

The average Mississippi licensed clinical social worker salary is $40832. For those individuals who’ve gone on to obtain a master’s degree in social work, the average salary is $44263. The job growth rate for social workers in Mississippi is expected to grow by 15 by 2026. Interested in learning more about organizations hiring social workers in Mississippi? In fact, there are 4392. recruiting social workers in Mississippi. 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.

        Mississippi Library Commission
        Mississippi Department Of Child Protection Services
        Regions Financial Corporation
        Regions Bank
        Youth Villages

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

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