Licensed social workers identify those in need and work with them in a bid to solve their daily problems. They conduct research and refer clients to community resources when needed and help clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives, such as illness, divorce, or unemployment. Licensed social workers earn an average salary of $57,000 annually or $27 per hour.
Licensed social workers create treatment plans and may also be contacted during crisis times to provide emotional support to the patient involved. They help the patients find the proper resources to get the care or supplement they need to sustain a certain quality of life while also serving as the link between people and caregivers in the health and psychology professions. Licensed social workers most commonly hold a bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited university.
After fieldwork, they require some hours of supervised fieldwork or an internship. Some employers prefer candidates with a bachelor's degree in a similar field such as psychology or sociology.