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Human Services career cluster, in The United States

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Barbers39-5011.00REC1,2 year0.7262,200$17,110$27,520
Child, Family, and School Social Workers21-1021.00SEBachelor1.97295,700$26,720$45,300
Childcare Workers39-9011.00SAshort OJT2.041,282,300$16,340$21,310
Clergy21-2011.00SEAProfess.1.75230,800$22,370$47,880
Community and Social Service Specialists, all other21-1099.00*Bachelor**$23,640$43,660
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists13-1141.00CEBachelor0.5109,500$37,570$62,200
Counselors, all other21-1019.00*Master2.1331,600$24,290$46,060
Directors, Religious Activities and Education21-2021.00ESCBachelor1.68126,000$18,790$42,640
Embalmers39-4011.00RCI1,2 year0.537,100$26,030$43,680
Funeral Attendants39-4021.00SERshort OJT0.5231,000$16,960$24,250
Funeral Service Managers11-9061.00ESCAssociate**$38,420$79,930
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists39-5012.00AES1,2 year1.57627,700$16,850$26,790
Healthcare Social Workers21-1022.00SIBachelor3.35152,700$31,410$51,460
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists19-3032.00IEAMaster3.492,200$48,780$98,800
Labor Relations Specialists13-1075.00*Bachelor**$17,690$56,210
Manicurists and Pedicurists39-5092.00RES1,2 year1.6781,700$16,650$21,440
Marriage and Family Therapists21-1013.00SAIMaster4.1236,000$25,540$49,270
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers21-1023.00SIAMaster3.13126,100$25,550$43,340
Mental Health Counselors21-1014.00SIAMaster3.63120,300$25,430$43,290
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors39-4031ESCAssociate**$26,580$52,690
Personal Care Aides39-9021.00SRCshort OJT7.05861,000$16,330$20,830
Psychologists, all other19-3039.00ISMaster1.8217,500$42,240$86,380
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Rehabilitation Counselors21-1015.00SIMaster2.82129,800$20,990$37,330
Religious Workers, all other21-2099.00*Bachelor1.748,700$17,610$30,650
Residential Advisors39-9041.00SECmod. OJT2.572,600$17,380$26,470
Shampooers39-5093.00RECshort OJT-0.922,300$16,020$18,600
Skincare Specialists39-5094.00ESR1,2 year2.4647,600$17,460$31,720
Social and Human Service Assistants21-1093.00CSEmod. OJT2.76384,200$19,430$30,880
Social Workers, all other21-1029.00*Bachelor1.6276,000$30,840$54,870
Sociologists19-3041.00IASMaster1.814,000$43,280$80,820
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors21-1011.00SAIMaster2.7385,500$25,140$40,920
Training and Development Specialists13-1151.00SACBachelor2.83217,700$31,910$59,560

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Footnotes


SOC Codes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system classifies all careers and assigns a unique number to each. This SOC number can be used to follow up with other career databases.


Career Interests

Interests are the likes and dislikes of people who work in each career. Matching your interests can help you find a career that will be more satisfying and rewarding for you than occupations that do not meet your interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.

People and work environments can be classified into these six different groups:

Take an Career Interest Assessment to discover your interests.


Minimum Postsecondary Education Required

Minimum education is the usual minimum level of postsecondary (after high school) education required for each career.

Some careers have on-the-job training (OJT), which means that you go straight to the job and learn while you work.

Some careers require further education after high school before starting the career.


Growth Outlook

Growth outlook is the projected growth of the number of career openings per year from 2010 to 2020. High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is not very good.

White background indicates that growth outlook information is not available.


Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States in 2010 who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms. This excludes proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms, unpaid family workers, workers on unpaid leave and contractors and temporary agency employees not on the company payroll.


Average Entry-Level Salaries

Salary entry is the estimated average salary for all entry-level (first-year) workers in this occupation in The United States in 2012. Technically it is the annual 10th percentile wage.

Salary includes straight time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, tips, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay, commissions, production bonuses and on-call pay are included. Excluded is back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses and tuition reimbursements.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States in 2012. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


This research was compiled, analyzed, and posted by Emil Barnabas.

The data come from multiple data tables from the US Department of Labor. Blanks in this table represent missing data, some due to confidentiality because of small numbers of workers in an occupation.




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