Social Work

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in South Carolina

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in South Carolina
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Noodle Staff February 17, 2018

Learn more about the requirements and steps needed to become a licensed clinical social worker in South Carolina.

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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 South Carolina one must obtain the South Carolina 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 South 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.

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.

South Carolina licensed clinical social workers on average earn a salary of $45317 per year. Individuals who pursue master’s degrees in social work, tend to earn an average of $51142 per year. Those with doctoral degrees earn an average of $64452 per year.

Social workers in South Carolina also benefit from promising long-term career prospects, with demand for social workers expected to grow by 15. Open social worker jobs in South Carolina are currently estimated to be 8286. 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.

  •         Sc Department Of Public Safety
  • Greenville Health System
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Social Worker

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

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