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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
Northwest Minnesota 8014$22.10/hr$13.18/hr$18.02/hr$23.17/hr$25.32/hr$29.67/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services30$20.86/hr
Education and Health Services590$23.60/hr
Other Services30$21.15/hr
Public AdministrationN/A$22.16/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$21.42/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$20.71/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$21.37/hr25.7%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$23.70/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$25.82/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$23.35/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$22.04/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$20.37/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$26.13/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$14.30/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$15.18/hr13.8%
Northwest Balance of State 70$23.60/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$22.79/hr17.4%
Central Minnesota 80$22.59/hr18.5%
Northwest Minnesota 80$23.17/hr13.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 560$24.24/hr15.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 600$24.24/hrN/A
Minnesota 880$22.93/hr16.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Funeral Home Managers 200$50.91/hr3.8%
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers 690$38.45/hr7.5%
Medical Assistants 12,120$23.96/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.