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Career Profile: Medical Social Worker

This is the career information and profile of Medical Social Worker.

The Medical Social Worker assists patients and their families cope with social, emotional and economic hardships arising from their illnesses or disabilities. The job includes counseling patients and their families, liaising with health-care professionals and agencies to provide the best support (e.g. psychological, community, financial support), participating in consultations on medical conditions, and conducting training workshops.

A Medical Social Worker must be mature and dedicated to his job. He must have a passion for helping those in need, and be able to communicate well with his patients to understand how he can best help them.

Entry career requirements for Medical Social Worker would be a recognized degree in Social Work and education in Family and Marital Therapy/ Counseling.