Social Work

By: Angie Grandon

Clinical Social Worker

Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses.
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Degree Needed

  • Masters degree and two years post masters
  • Clinical Social workers must have a license in the state in which they practice.
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Pellissippi does offer a pathway to universities in the state of TN

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Estimated Job Openings

Social work is projected to grow at 12% to 2014- 2024, faster than the average occupation.


Entry wage: is $13.55 an hour the high wage is $29. 26 an hour.

Clinical Social Worker

They have to face what their patients do, sometimes this can be hard for the workers to watch. You can become attached to patients. You really have to be committed to patients and be ready to serve with compassion.