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Social and Human Service Assistants (21-1093)

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).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 765 866 13.2 33 64 107
United States 413700 466000 0.0 17600 34700 57500
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 18.38 12.00 14.05 17.29 21.68 26.96
Alaska 21.03 15.35 17.19 19.99 24.15 29.28
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.36 15.15 16.79 19.09 23.35 28.30
Fairbanks North Star Borough 21.58 15.77 17.68 21.48 25.68 29.45
Balance of State 21.48 15.49 17.46 20.67 24.33 29.94

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.