SOC Code 21-1022 - Healthcare Social Workers

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Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family caregivers. Provide patients with information and counseling, and make referrals for other services. May also provide case and care management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.


SOC Code 21-1022 - Healthcare Social Workers is a a final level code of the “Community and Social Service Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 174,890 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $28.51 and average Annual Wage of $59,300.


Occupation Examples

  • AIDS Social Worker
  • C-SWHC
  • Certified Social Workers In Health Care
  • Healthcare Social Worker
  • Hospice Home Care Social Worker
  • Hospice Social Worker
  • Hospital Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Neonatal Social Worker
  • Nephrology Social Worker
  • Oncology Social Worker
  • Pediatric Social Worker
  • Public Health Social Worker
  • Renal Social Worker

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