Caseworkers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Caseworkers are responsible for overseeing and managing resources, programs, and functions regarding mental health services within the military community. They support services in psychiatry, social work, psychology, family advocacy, substance abuse awareness, and rehabilitation. They provide assistance to mental health professionals and advise in planning and administering treatment methods. They perform managerial duties in directing and coordinating resources, as well as developing, implementing, and evaluating training related to mental health programs.  

Work Environment

Caseworkers usually work in offices or clinics.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Individual and Family Services
  • Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Caseworkers in the Military

1,683

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Salary

Average Salary

$53,930

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 56%
  • Bachelor's degree 14%
  • Post-master's certificate 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • High school 3%
  • Associate's degree 3%
  • Doctoral degree 1%
  • Post baccalaureate 1%
  • Some college 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Military caseworkers develop skills in meeting the social and psychological needs of service members primarily through on-the-job learning in various healthcare environments. Training content may include: Orientation to counseling and social service programsInterviewing and counseling methodsTreatments for drug and alcohol abusePsychological testing techniques

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Knowledge

  • Psychology
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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