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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
Northwest Minnesota 99067$22.80/hr$17.65/hr$18.83/hr$22.51/hr$25.21/hr$29.78/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities510$24.83/hr
Professional and Business Services150$21.67/hr
Education and Health Services9,160$22.12/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services730$21.85/hr
Public Administration1,710$25.74/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 160$22.05/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 250$21.55/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 270$21.64/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 320$21.46/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 400$22.54/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 460$21.15/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 490$22.84/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 490$21.74/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 620$26.40/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 740$22.15/hr8.6%
Northwest Balance of State 780$22.51/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 920$19.93/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 990$21.76/hr11.1%
Northwest Minnesota 990$22.51/hr9.1%
Northeast Minnesota 1,060$20.61/hr8.1%
Southwest Minnesota 1,090$24.01/hr7.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,300$22.59/hr11.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,850$22.59/hrN/A
Minnesota 12,260$22.54/hr10.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,280$33.22/hr10.6%
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 4,210$30.04/hr8.6%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 1,530$73,443.36/yr8.2%
Occupational Therapists 3,070$42.02/hr11.3%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,740$40.06/hr4.8%
Marriage and Family Therapists 4,230$32.63/hr15.5%
Healthcare Social Workers 2,710$33.91/hr12.1%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 3,210$32.64/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.