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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers



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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northeast Minnesota 17021$28.90/hr$23.37/hr$24.88/hr$28.37/hr$32.34/hr$38.68/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities290$32.59/hr
Professional and Business Services290$39.71/hr
Education and Health Services2,460$31.39/hr
Other Services130$28.89/hr
Public Administration260$32.31/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$30.43/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$31.48/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 60$30.61/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 120$29.98/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 130$30.86/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 140$30.98/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 140$30.91/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 150$25.44/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 170$28.37/hr6.3%
Southwest Minnesota 190$31.18/hr6.8%
Southeast Balance of State 190$31.42/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 200$30.86/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 210$31.48/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 230$30.59/hr6.3%
Central Minnesota 290$30.94/hr8.9%
Southeast Minnesota 340$31.44/hr8.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,200$32.10/hr12.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,360$32.10/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,430$31.51/hr12.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 3,110$30.53/hr7.6%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,240$30.79/hr10.6%
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists 1,260$49.90/hrN/A
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,030$23.91/hr5.7%
Marriage and Family Therapists 2,310$33.15/hr15.5%
Psychiatrists 510>$100/hr13.2%
Social and Human Service Assistants 10,230$20.24/hr10.5%
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 3,880$29.60/hr8.6%
School Psychologists 1,090$40.10/hrN/A
Registered Nurses 69,000$40.26/hr6.6%


  • Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.
  • Identify environmental impediments to client or patient progress through interviews and review of patient records.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
  • Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.
  • Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life.
  • Oversee Medicaid- and Medicare-related paperwork and recordkeeping in hospitals.
  • Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.
  • Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in clients' status.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.