All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $32,106
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $11.50
    Median: $15.05
    Experienced: $19.43
  • Growth (2014-2019)14%
  • Openings (2014-2019)636
  • Current Employment 3,219
  • Projected Employment 3,280
  • Typical Entry-level Education High school diploma or equivalent

Social and Human Service Assistants

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Screening
  • Case Management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Educational Outreach
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Planning
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Organization

occupational 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

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)