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September 24, 1938

Salaries in Medical Social Work in 1937

JAMA. 1938;111(13):1237. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790390093038

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The main purpose of the study was to show how much improvement, if any, was realized in salaries in the field of medical social work between 1933, when the previous study was made, and 1937. No recognized standards of medical social work have yet become general enough to be accepted. The investigation showed that the lowest, median and highest salaries of those investigated were as follows:

Salaries of all the classes of workers showed increases during the last four years, the greatest increase being for "headworkers," among whom it amounted to about 11 per cent. The number of medical social workers increased 8 per cent.

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