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Total Workforce
182,920
Average Age
42.1
Estimated Job Growth
11.4%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$36,294
Average Male Salary
$40,626
Average Female Salary
$35,154

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Social & human service assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Individual & family services is the industry that employs the most Social & human service assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Social & human service assistants, by average wage, is Business, professional, political, & similar organizations. Social & human service assistants are paid most in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in Philadelphia City (Southwest) PUMA, PA.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Social & human service assistants in the US. The average age of male Social & human service assistants in the workforce is 41.6 and of female Social & human service assistants is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Social & human service assistants is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Social & human service assistants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Social & human service assistants is Psychology but a relatively high number of Social & human service assistants hold a major in Agriculture.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Social & human service assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Social & human service assistants need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Social & human service assistants need more than the average amount of Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation, and Speaking.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Social & human service assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Social & human service assistants are expected to see a growth of 11.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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