A career as a healthcare social worker is perfect for those who enjoy helping other people in times of distress, crises, and uncertainty. Healthcare social work is a specialty within the social work field. The social worker helps people to access services and education related to health problems. The goal is to have the client achieve and maintain a state of optimal health so they can function in their daily lives. The social worker acts as a client advocate, educator, coordinator of care, adviser, and strives to preserve the healthcare and dignity of the population they serve.