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Will my dream career (Medical Social Worker) be enough to get me by financially?

Im not doing it for the money, I genuinely want to help others because I car, but will it be enough to get me, and my future family, by? I dont want to live pay check to pay check, but at the same time, i'm not trying to live a fancy, luxurious life.

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Hi Michael, great question. According to Salary.com, the median salary for medical social workers in your city of Hayward, California is $70,610 and the median salary across the U.S. is $59,991. Since I don't live in California , I'm not sure if this is enough to get you by but in Texas this is considered really good. Also, remember that the impact you will be having on other's lives is priceless. I hope these statistics help though and I wish you the best! Mireia R.

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Hi Michael,

I am a firm believer in studying what you love and the money tends to work it's way out. That being said, Social Work is not one of the higher paying fields. The more education you have and training, the higher salary you can command. For example, if you have a master's degree in social work are a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, you will earn more money than a social workers with only a bachelor's degree. The bigger the hospital and bigger city it is located in, usually the higher the salary. If you earn your LCSW, you can go into private practice and supplement your income.

Good Luck!