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Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Dallas Medical Jobs for Social Workers

A large number of Dallas medical jobs are available for social workers. Visit to find available positions.

Medical and public health social workers provide support to individuals and families affected by chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. They may be responsible for advising caregivers, educating and counseling patients, and making referrals for other social services.

Many of these social workers act as part of an interdisciplinary team that evaluates a specific type of patient, such as geriatric or organ transplant patients. A number of employees specialize in offering services to senior citizens and their families. Take a look at this medical job description for more information.

The majority of employers require candidates to have at least a bachelor's degree, while some positions require a more advanced degree. For instance,  most jobs in healthcare or school settings usually require a master's degree in social work.

All states require medical and public health social workers to obtain the proper license or certification before they can begin working. Texas requires employees to pass a written examination and have some education and training, which varies depending on the type of license you want.

There were about 138,700 medical and public health social workers throughout the nation during 2008, and that number is expected to grow by 22 percent by 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

About 54 percent of all social workers are employed in healthcare and social assistance, while about 31 percent are employed by government agencies.

Employment in Dallas is anticipated to increase by 22.2 percent to 1,100 workers by 2016. There will be about 20 openings per year due to replacement and about 20 openings per year due to job growth, resulting in a total of 200 additional jobs between 2006 and 2016.

Throughout Texas, employment of medical and public health social workers should grow by 2,200 jobs or 28 percent between 2006 and 2016. The state will have about 165 openings per year due to replacement and about 225 openings per year due to job growth.

The top industries that employ medical and public health social workers, according to the Texas Workforce Commission, include:
During 2009, the average wage for medical and public health social workers in Dallas was $23.44 per hour, while the average wage throughout Texas was $22.85 per year and the average wage across the nation was $23.24 per hour.


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