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Learn more about career options for the MSW Health Care concentration

Health Care Social Workers provide individuals, families and groups with the psycho-social support needed to cope with chronic, acute or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. They may also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease and address barriers to access to healthcare (from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Health Care Social Workers can find employment in many different types of institutions, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living centers
  • Emergency clinics
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Government offices
by Renee Pasewald last modified Jan 25, 2016 08:23 AM