Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Social and human service assistants work for nonprofit organizations, for-profit social service agencies, and state and local governments. They generally work full time, and some work nights and weekends.
Requirements for social and human service assistants vary, although they typically have at least a high school diploma and must complete a brief period of on-the-job training. Some employers prefer to hire workers who have additional education or experience.
The median annual wage for social and human service assistants was $30,830 in May 2015.
Employment of social and human service assistants is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. There should be good job prospects, because low pay and heavy workloads cause many workers to leave this occupation.
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