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Social Worker, Medical
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesProvide persons, families, or vulnerable populations with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses, such as Alzheimer's, cancer, or AIDS. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making necessary referrals for other social services.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$45,700 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsFull-time social workers usually work a standard 40-hour week; however, some occasionally work evenings and weekends to meet with clients, attend community meetings, and handle emergencies.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Time Management, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Speech Clarity, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsTina Levin