Social Worker

Education Required

All states require clinical social workers to be licensed. Some states also require non clinical social workers to have a license or credential. Becoming a licensed clinical social worker requires a master’s degree in social work from an accredited program and supervised clinical experience after graduation. After completing their supervised experience, clinical social workers must pass a clinical exam to be licensed.
Because licensing requirements vary by state, those interested should contact their state licensure board. For more information about regulatory licensure boards by state, visit the Association of Social Work Boards.

Career Setting

What is this job like?

A social worker is a trained professional who works with individuals, families, groups, and communities to enhance their overall well-being and improve their social functioning. Social workers provide a range of services, including counseling, advocacy, and connecting individuals with resources. Click to explore more occupational details:

Social Worker