Average salary refers to the 2016 mean salary for all U.S. workers in this job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Projected Job Openings
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Projected Job Growth
Projected job growth refers to the estimated rate of increase in the number of jobs in this profession from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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These professionals play an integral role in helping families with aging loved ones cope with chronic illnesses, diseases, and caregiving issues. Health care social workers are often a lifeline for confused and distraught families, helping them to gain access to medical care. They also provide patient education, advice and moral support. They are sometimes referred to as case managers, care coordinators or patient advocates, but ultimately their title is unimportant. What really matters is how their intervention helps ensure that a patient receives appropriate treatment, while preserving their dignity and removing part of the burden from the caregivers.