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Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina
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Noodle Staff February 15, 2018

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.

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Becoming a North Carolina 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 North Carolina. 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 about their online Master of Social Work program.

In North Carolina, the average salary for licensed clinical social workers is $47,681. For social workers who have a master’s degree, the average salary is $52,266. And for those with a doctoral degree, the average salary is $63,739. The job growth rate for social workers in North Carolina is expected to grow by 15 percent by 2026.

Interested in learning more about organizations hiring social workers in North Carolina? In fact, there are 12,174 organizations recruiting social workers in North Carolina. 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.

  •         Sanford Health
  • Registered Nurse
  • Catholic Health Initiatives
  • St Alexius Medical Center
  • Trinity Health

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

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