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Occupational Employment Statistics


21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants

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).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 98065$21.56/hr$15.47/hr$18.44/hr$20.19/hr$24.73/hr$27.16/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities780$24.81/hr
Professional and Business Services220$24.45/hr
Education and Health Services6,710$19.53/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services640$20.21/hr
Public Administration1,880$24.34/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 200$19.59/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 230$21.52/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 230$19.70/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 310$20.70/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 420$19.48/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 430$22.88/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 450$19.70/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 480$18.50/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 550$23.83/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 660$22.67/hr8.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 830$20.00/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 880$19.60/hr8.1%
Southwest Minnesota 930$23.83/hr7.0%
Central Minnesota 980$20.19/hr11.1%
Northwest Balance of State 1,020$19.59/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,200$19.53/hr9.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,540$20.21/hr11.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,130$20.21/hrN/A
Minnesota 10,230$20.24/hr10.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,240$30.79/hr10.6%
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 3,880$29.60/hr8.6%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 1,890$65,673.96/yr8.2%
Occupational Therapists 3,080$39.65/hr11.3%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,770$38.93/hr4.8%
Marriage and Family Therapists 2,310$33.15/hr15.5%
Healthcare Social Workers 3,430$31.51/hr12.1%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 3,110$30.53/hr7.6%

  • Assess clients' cognitive abilities and physical and emotional needs to determine appropriate interventions.
  • Demonstrate use and care of equipment for tenant use.
  • Keep records or prepare reports for owner or management concerning visits with clients.
  • Oversee day-to-day group activities of residents in institution.
  • Submit reports and review reports or problems with superior.
  • Meet with youth groups to acquaint them with consequences of delinquent acts.
  • Assist clients with preparation of forms, such as tax or rent forms.
  • Visit individuals in homes or attend group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements, or procedures.
  • Submit reports and review reports or problems with superior.
  • Observe clients' food selections and recommend alternate economical and nutritional food choices.