Social Worker

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Length of Education: 
6 years
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Social work is divided into two main branches: direct service social work, which helps people and families solve social and environmental problems and clinical social work, which addresses the mental, behavioral, and emotional health needs of individuals and families.

A bachelor’s degree is required for direct care social work and Master’s Degree in Social Work is required for clinical social work.

Social workers are licensed by the state and may work in a variety of settings, including private clinics, hospitals, social service agencies, governments, non-profits, or nursing homes.