There are currently an estimated 176,500 healthcare social workers in the United States. The healthcare social worker job market is expected to grow by 20.1% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are healthcare social workers?
CareerExplorer rates healthcare social workers with a B+ employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 41,900 healthcare social workers. That number is based on 35,500 additional healthcare social workers, and the retirement of 6,400 existing healthcare social workers.
What’s the supply of healthcare social workers?
The healthcare social worker industry is concentrated in California, New York, Massachusetts
Healthcare Social Worker job market by state
|State Name||Employed Healthcare Social Workers|
|District of Columbia||530|