Mental Health Careers--Social Work Assistant

hand being offered to help a woman who has hands over face and seems upset Can I use my Psychology degree for a career as a Social Work Assistant?

You can definitely pursue a career as a Social Work Assistant with your Psychology degree. Many social work assistants work in residential settings, especially in elder care. Social Work Assistants assist individuals with performing day to day activities. In this way, Social Work Assistants form relationships with clients that remain professional, while combining the functions of a friend and counselor. The care that a Social Work Assistant provides is supervised by a licensed Social Worker in accordance with an established plan of care for the client.

Salary Information

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that social and human service assistants, with whom social work assistants are grouped, make a median of $33,000 per year.

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Click on the links below to read about other Mental Health careers that only require a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology:

Mental Health Careers--Mental Health Technician

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Click on the links below to read about other Mental Health careers that require a Master's Degree:

Mental Health Careers--Master's in Clinical/Counseling Psychology

Mental Health Careers--Genetic Counselor

Mental Health Careers--Licensed Professional Counselor

Mental Health Careers--Marriage and Family Therapist

Mental Health Careers--Art Therapy

Mental Health Careers--Master of Social Work

Mental Health Careers--Pastoral Counseling

Mental Health Careers--School Counseling

Mental Health Careers--Substance Abuse Counselor

Mental Health Careers--Master's in Forensic Psychology

Mental Health Careers--Applied Behavior Analyst

Click on the links below to read about other Mental Health careers that require a Doctoral or Professional Degree:

Mental Health Careers--Doctoral Degree in Psychology 

Mental Health Careers--Psychiatrist