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Social and Human Service Assistants

in Massachusetts

Assist 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. Excludes "Rehabilitation Counselors" (21-1015), "Psychiatric Technicians" (29-2053), "Personal Care Aides" (39-9021), and "Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs" (43-4061).

Occupation Projection for Social and Human Service Assistants

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
211093  Social and Human Service Assistants 15,580 17,254 1,674 10.74 % 734 1,174 167 2,075 High school diploma or equivalent 

Social and Human Service Assistants Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2018
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    10,710  69 % 11,940  69 % 1,230  12 % $31,660
Social Assistance    5,400  35 % 5,900  34 % 500  9 % $32,600
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    4,250  27 % 4,840  28 % 590  14 % $29,890
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    1,410  9 % 1,480  9 % 70  5 % $53,590
Ambulatory Health Care Services    980  6 % 1,120  7 % 140  14 % $32,660
Other Services (except Government)    820  5 % 920  5 % 100  13 % $34,890
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org    820  5 % 920  5 % 100  13 % $34,890
Educational Services    610  4 % 720  4 % 110  19 % $34,740
Educational Services    610  4 % 720  4 % 110  19 % $34,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises    470  3 % 510  3 % 40  8 % $37,010
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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