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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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
211093  Social and Human Service Assistants 19,906 22,139 2,233 11.22 % 613 223 390 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    15,350  77 % 17,460  79 % 2,110  14 % $32,980
Social Assistance    8,250  41 % 9,470  43 % 1,220  15 % $33,300
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    4,270  21 % 4,680  21 % 410  9 % $31,250
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    2,150  11 % 2,120  10 % -30  -1 % $45,950
Hospitals    1,440  7 % 1,550  7 % 110  8 % $37,750
Ambulatory Health Care Services    1,390  7 % 1,770  8 % 380  27 % $32,110
Other Services (except Government)    680  3 % 750  3 % 70  11 % $31,470
Educational Services    380  2 % 420  2 % 40  9 % $38,800
Educational Services    380  2 % 420  2 % 40  9 % $38,800
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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