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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs



Determine eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from government programs and agency resources, such as welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, and public housing.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 46057$27.64/hr$22.87/hr$24.66/hr$28.32/hr$30.54/hr$32.13/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services70$18.57/hr
Education and Health Services40$21.67/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration3,160$31.56/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$24.70/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$32.35/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 90$30.15/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$29.76/hr11.2%
Rochester MN MSA 100$32.62/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 100$27.40/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$26.54/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 120$25.28/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 190$26.50/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 220$30.91/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 250$28.08/hr5.7%
Southeast Minnesota 270$31.50/hr10.0%
Central Minnesota 340$27.40/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 400$27.66/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 460$28.32/hr2.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,870$32.97/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,020$32.97/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,280$30.87/hr5.2%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 14,240$23.82/hr7.1%
Credit Counselors 710$28.85/hr6.4%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 5,650$31.00/hr10.6%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,870$39.40/hr4.6%
Correspondence Clerks N/AN/AN/A
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,810$23.91/hr-9.4%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 14,610$18.34/hr-0.1%
Human Resources Specialists 16,890$36.69/hr7.9%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 3,900$22.23/hr7.0%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 1,910$26.37/hrN/A


  • Refer applicants to job openings or to interviews with other staff, in accordance with administrative guidelines or office procedures.
  • Keep records of assigned cases, and prepare required reports.
  • Compute and authorize amounts of assistance for programs, such as grants, monetary payments, and food stamps.
  • Answer applicants' questions about benefits and claim procedures.
  • Compile, record, and evaluate personal and financial data to verify completeness and accuracy, and to determine eligibility status.
  • Interview benefits recipients at specified intervals to certify their eligibility for continuing benefits.
  • Monitor the payments of benefits throughout the duration of a claim.
  • Compute and authorize amounts of assistance for programs, such as grants, monetary payments, and food stamps.
  • Answer applicants' questions about benefits and claim procedures.
  • Interpret and explain information such as eligibility requirements, application details, payment methods, and applicants' legal rights.