Social and human service assistants provide client services in a variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work.
Many 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.
The median annual wage for social and human service assistants was $35,960 in May 2020.
Employment of social and human service assistants is projected to grow 17 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. A growing elderly population and rising demand for social services are expected to drive demand for these workers. Job opportunities are expected to be good.