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Work Environment

Caseworkers usually work in offices or clinics.

  • Military Status


  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $26,312 - $362,582


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.

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 programs
  • Interviewing and counseling methods
  • Treatments for drug and alcohol abuse
  • Psychological testing techniques

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in working with people
  • Patience in dealing with problems that take time and effort to overcome
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others

Related Civilian Careers

  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Psychiatric Technicians
  • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses