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Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Montana

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Montana
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Noodle Staff February 15, 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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Becoming a licensed clinical social worker in Montana requires certain education levels, hours of clinical service, and possibly other requirements.The first major step towards a licensed clinical social worker career is to obtain the required educational degree for Montana. 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.

For example, Tulane University Online Masters of Social Work is CSWE accredited. It is also highly-ranked by US News & World Reports. The GRE is not required to apply to the MSW program at Tulane. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Contact a representative at Tulane University{:target=”_blank”} about their online Master of Social Work program.

Montana licensed clinical social workers on average earn a salary of $52,864 per year. Individuals who pursue master’s degrees in social work, tend to earn an average of $62,493 per year. Those with doctoral degrees earn an average of $71,780 per year.

The demand for Montana social workers is expected to increase by 15 percent by 2026. Open social worker jobs in Montana are currently estimated to be 3026 as of December 2017. Listed below are a few examples of organizations actively hiring social workers. The majority of these jobs for social workers prefer or require individuals with a masters degree.

  •         Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Providence Health & Services
  • Department Of Public Health & Human Services
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Child Protection Specialist

Whether you are just starting off in your career as a licensed clinical social worker in Montana or currently work as a social worker but are interested in expanding your earnings potential then a graduate degree in social work might be the right fit for you. The Council on Social Work Education has accredited over 240 MSW programs. Begin your search for an MSW program below to begin the path of becoming a licensed clinical social worker in Montana.

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