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Occupational Employment Statistics


21-1094 Community Health Workers

Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs. Excludes “Health Educators” (21-1091).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 6011$17.43/hr$11.08/hr$12.51/hr$15.50/hr$21.74/hr$25.12/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services20$30.84/hr
Education and Health Services700$22.58/hr
Other Services40$18.95/hr
Public Administration260$23.90/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$23.94/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$17.97/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$31.11/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$22.38/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$25.94/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$19.59/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 50$19.56/hr25.7%
Southwest Balance of State 50$18.80/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$15.50/hr13.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$15.50/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$24.78/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 80$21.49/hr17.4%
Central Minnesota 90$19.60/hr18.5%
Northwest Balance of State 90$19.60/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 120$19.60/hr13.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 630$24.03/hr15.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 670$23.90/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,020$23.90/hr16.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Funeral Home Managers 100$39.96/hr3.8%
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers 650$40.00/hr7.5%
Medical Assistants 10,830$24.92/hr16.1%

  • Monitor nutrition of children, elderly, or other high-risk groups.
  • Administer immunizations or other basic preventive treatments.
  • Advise clients or community groups on issues related to self-care, such as diabetes management.
  • Identify the particular health care needs of individuals in a community or target area.
  • Interpret, translate, or provide cultural mediation related to health services or information for community members.
  • Advise clients or community groups on issues related to social or intellectual development, such as education, childcare, or problem solving.
  • Collect information from individuals to compile vital statistics about the general health of community members.
  • Teach appropriate parenting behaviors to individuals or families.
  • Develop plans or formal contracts for individuals, families, or community groups to improve overall health.
  • Identify or contact members of high-risk or otherwise targeted groups, such as members of minority populations, low-income populations, or pregnant women.