Medical and Public Health Social Workers


Provide persons, families, or vulnerable populations with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses, such as Alzheimer's, cancer, or AIDS. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making necessary referrals for other social services.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Hospitals
  2. Nursing And Personal Care Facilities
  3. Health And Allied Services, Nec

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 2,600 17.75 11.54 20.86 36,930 24,000 43,390
Joplin MSA 50 18.68 13.02 21.50 38,850 27,090 44,730
Columbia MSA 120 15.40 11.42 17.39 32,030 23,750 36,170
Springfield MSA 130 13.24 10.64 14.55 27,550 22,130 30,260
St Louis MSA 1,230 17.83 11.24 21.12 37,080 23,370 43,930
Kansas City* 580 20.67 13.67 24.16 42,983 28,426 50,262
Central Region* 410 15.99 10.93 18.52 33,256 22,735 38,516
Northeast Region* 40 17.48 11.44 20.50 36,356 23,798 42,635
Northwest Region* 100 17.69 12.54 20.27 36,797 26,088 42,151
Ozark Region* 190 12.37 9.66 13.72 25,727 20,090 28,545
South Central Region* 50 13.35 9.81 15.12 27,775 20,412 31,456
Southeast Region* 80 13.74 9.91 15.65 28,577 20,618 32,557
Southwest Region* 70 16.95 12.06 19.39 35,250 25,085 40,333
St. Charles* 30 16.17 11.93 18.30 33,642 24,806 38,060
St. Louis City* 460 19.66 12.05 23.46 40,884 25,070 48,791
St. Louis County* 490 18.11 13.26 20.54 37,673 27,571 42,725
West Central Region* 70 14.05 10.51 15.82 29,221 21,871 32,895
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 10 13.15 7.87 15.79 27,351 16,360 32,846

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 2,620 3,220 600 22.90 89 Great
Kansas City MSA 880 1,050 170 19.32 27 Good
St Louis MSA 1,190 1,450 260 21.85 39 Good
Central Region* 330 400 70 21.21 12 Good
Northeast Region* 60 70 10 16.67 2 Caution
Northwest Region* 110 140 30 27.27 1 Good
Ozark Region* 120 170 50 41.67 6 Good
South Central Region* 80 90 10 12.50 3 Good
Southeast Region* 130 160 30 23.08 5 Good
Southwest Region* 80 100 20 25.00 3 Good
West Central Region* 80 100 20 25.00 3 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Clinical/Medical Social Work