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Social Workers: An Overview


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A social worker provides people in need with information about available social services.

Social workers can help you through the practical and emotional issues that may arise after a diagnosis.

Social workers tend to specialize in a particular area. Specialties most helpful after a diagnosis are "Medical and Public Health Social Workers" and "Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers."

Social workers have to at least be college graduates in order to satisfy the licensing or other requirements of all states and the District of Columbia. Some social workers also have Masters or even PhD degrees.

While social workers generally work in a hospital or other institution, some social workers work on their own ("privately"). Social Workers who work for a hospital etc are paid by the institution for which they work. Private social workers are paid by the client or a health insurer.

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