Social Work

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in  Rhode Island
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Noodle Staff February 18, 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.

To become a licensed clinical social worker in Rhode Island one must obtain the Rhode Island required education levels, fieldwork experience or clinical hours and possibly satisfy several other administrative requirements.The first major step towards a licensed clinical social worker career is to obtain the required educational degree for Rhode Island. 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 Rhode Island, the average salary for licensed clinical social workers is $43,848. For social workers who have a master’s degree, the average salary is $61,548. The demand for Rhode Island social workers is expected to increase by 15 by 2026.

Open social worker jobs in Rhode Island are currently estimated to be 4,382 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.

  •         Care New England Health System
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • Seven Hills Foundation
  • Lifespan
  • Clinical Therapist

As we mentioned, if you are evaluating a graduate degree program in order to become or to advance your career as a licensed clinical social worker in Rhode Island, we recommend you start with CSWE accredited social work programs. There are over 240 accredited CSWE MSW programs to review. Get a jump start and browse the MSW programs below to begin the journey of becoming a Rhode Island licensed clinical social worker!

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