Social and Human Service Assistants (21-1093)

Occupation description:  Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care. Excludes Rehabilitation Counselors (21-1015), Psychiatric Technicians (29-2053), Personal Care Aides (39-9021), and Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (43-4061).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 832957 15.013 1830
United States 386,600430,800 11.44,420 7,58012,000

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with very high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 16.4110.0012.19 15.2919.2524.35
Alaska 17.2312.4413.66 16.1220.4123.85
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.3912.6913.59 15.1518.6922.52
Fairbanks North Star Borough 17.8613.3415.60 17.7320.4423.20
Southeast Region 17.6911.0513.08 16.4121.5925.90
Balance of State 18.8111.3313.85 19.4822.8325.54

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
930123 13.234.5 27.9
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation375
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation126
UI claimants previously working in occupation123
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 987
Number of job position postings 853
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.2

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Advanced Human Service Systems Lic
Conflict Resolution OEC