Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants
Assist professionals from a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, to provide client services, as well as support for families. May assist clients in identifying available benefits and social and community services and help clients obtain them. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or adult daycare. Exclude "Rehabilitation Counselors" (21-1015), "Personal and Home Care Aides" (39-9021), "Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs" (43-4061), and "Psychiatric Technicians" (29-2053).
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Keep records or prepare reports for owner or management concerning visits with clients. Provide information or refer individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance. Visit individuals in homes or attend group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements, or procedures. Interview individuals or family members to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, or drug history. Submit reports and review reports or problems with superior. Advise clients regarding food stamps, child care, food, money management, sanitation, or housekeeping. Consult with supervisor concerning programs for individual families.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $9.31   Entry $19,360.00
Mean $13.15   Mean $27,350.00
Experience $15.07 Experience $31,344.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
Related Occupations: Postsecondary Institutions With Programs:
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
Medical Assistants
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
Patient Representatives
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
Psychiatric Aides
No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants