If you want to spend your career helping people overcome emotional and mental health difficulties, enjoy working with people from all walks of life, and are fascinated by how the human brain and mind works, a degree in Psychology Social Work could be a great fit for you.
Psychology Social Work students typically pursue a bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years). In this field, a bachelor's degree can land you some entry-level positions but to become a Clinical Social Worker, most employers require a master’s degree and two years of experience in a supervised clinical setting.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Psychology Social Work include:
- Social Worker
- Social and Community Service Manager
- Social Work Teacher, Postsecondary
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Social Workers was $50,470 in 2019 (1) while Social and Community Service Managers earned a median salary of $67,150 in 2019. (2)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.