Career Profile

Social & Human Service Assistants

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $37,800
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Social and human service assistants provide client services in a variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work.

General Information

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.

Training Funds Available

This is a Rural Capital Area Target Occupation.
Training and education opportunities are available with eligible providers throughout the state.

Social & Human Service Assistants

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 126 openings per year are projected for Social & Human Service Assistants.


Employment Change

Employment for Social & Human Service Assistants is forecasted to increase significantly more than the regional average by 20.9% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $18.16/hour. Entry level workers are paid $13.84, while experienced workers are paid $20.32. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 710 Social & Human Service Assistants in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 859.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Social & Human Service Assistants are Individual and Family Services, Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities, and Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Social & Human Service Assistants include Psychology, Customer and Personal Service, and English Language.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Social & Human Service Assistants is Bachelor's. 62% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET