Social work is a valued profession, and one in which you are empowered to give back to society and to help so many lives. Social workers maintain a critical role in the enhancement of society as they support communities and individuals to discover answers to life's challenges. Social Workers help individuals, children or families if they are having problems being productive and stable in their own lives. A career as a social worker can be quite fulfilling.

To become a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania one must obtain the Pennsylvania required education levels, fieldwork experience or clinical hours and possibly satisfy several other administrative requirements.

Beginning your journey to become a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania, starts with earning the necessary social work educational requirements. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) provides accreditation to social work programs in the United States. We recommend you begin your search there.

One such example of a CSWE accredited social work program is Tulane University Online Masters of Social Work. The online MSW at Tulane University requires applicants to have a bachelor's degree but does not require a GRE score for admission. Click to contact Tulane University about their online Master of Social Work program.

In Pennsylvania, the average salary for licensed clinical social workers is $47886. For social workers who have a master's degree, the average salary is $58058. And for those with a doctoral degree, the average salary is $69921. Social workers in Pennsylvania also benefit from promising long-term career prospects, with demand for social workers expected to grow by 15.

Open social worker jobs in Pennsylvania are currently estimated to be 26842. as of December 2017. Listed below are a few examples of organizations actively hiring social workers. The majority of these jobs for social workers prefer or require individuals with a masters degree.

  • NHS Human Services
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Onward Behavioral Health
  • Jameson Health System

When considering a masters level education to become a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania, or to advance your career as a Pennsylvania social worker, you should investigate the details of respective programs. For example, most programs include a core of general courses, yet vary tremendously in how they prepare students for various advanced practice roles. Find a school to get started on your journey to becoming a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania.

Nedda Gilbert

Ms. Gilbert is a certified social worker and 30 year educational consultant with an interest in helping college-bound and graduate school students manage the process and stress of admissions effectively. She is one of the senior founding managers of the Princeton Review Test Preparation Company, and the author of The Princeton Review Guide to the Best Business Schools and another book, Business School Essays that Made a Difference (Random House). She is a guest contributor to Forbes Magazine on college and college life. Ms. Gilbert is also certified as a collaborative family law professional in New Jersey. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and MS from Columbia University.