Healthcare Social Workers

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Occupation Description

Healthcare social workers provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial backing needed to cope with chronic, severe, or terminal sicknesses. Offered services include counseling family care givers, providing patient instruction and therapy, and making recommendations for other services. Many also offer care and case management or intermediations designed to endorse health, avoid disease, and address obstacles to access to healthcare.

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Required Education

Master's degree
Specific Programs:
Masters in Social Work and Healthcare
Masters in Social Work

Required Work Experience


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