Social and Human Service Assistants

General Information

Description

Assist other social and human service providers in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, not for profit42.33%
  2. State and local government29.46%
  3. Private, for profit21.90%
  4. Federal government4.82%
  5. Self-employed1.40%

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

Job Outlook

Employment of social and human service assistants is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 59,100 openings for social and human service assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$35,960

State-by-state Salary

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$49,490
$26,220
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 39%
  • Associate's degree 17%
  • Some college 16%
  • High school 10%
  • Master's degree 7%
  • Doctoral degree 3%
  • Post-master's certificate 3%
  • Post baccalaureate 1%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics

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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