Median Annual Salary:
Assesses patient's psycho-social needs. Develops and implements treatment plans. Provides professional social services to patients and families. Counsels patients and families regarding therapies. Reviews and modifies treatment plans as needed. Performs interventions according to treatment plans and organizational policies. Ensures treatment notes are recorded in patients' medical charts in accordance with industry standards and organizational policies. Makes referrals to case manager as appropriate and refers family to community support services and resources. Master's degree and state clinical license required and two years experience.
High – Case managers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group—clinical social workers/case managers—also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. Case managers are employed in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human service agencies, hospitals, settlement houses, community development corporations, and private practices. They generally work full time and may need to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Employment of case managers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increased demand for healthcare and social services, but will vary by specialty.