The need for medical social workers is growing and if you are interested in health care, it provides an excellent way to combine your skills and interests in a growing field. A medical social worker can work in many different settings and perform a large number of duties. Medical social work has been around since the early 1900’s and is designed to defend the rights of all patients, regardless of their individual economic or ethnic situation. It has also been helpful in educating healthcare professionals about the social aspects of medicine. Learn more in this infographic.