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Human Services career cluster, in The United States of America

occupation SOC code interests minimum education current workers growth number growth percent salary entry salary all
Counselors, all other21-1019.00*Master31,0003,4001.1$25,070$47,640
Social Workers, all other21-1029.00*Bachelor66,4002,5000.38$33,600$59,410
Community and Social Service Specialists, all other21-1099.00*Bachelor102,7008,4000.82$25,140$45,540
Religious Workers, all other21-2099.00*Bachelor55,9002,6000.47$18,470$34,300
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, all other39-3099.00*mod. OJT16,9002,9001.72$17,880$24,610
Personal Care and Service Workers, all other39-9099.00*short OJT93,2005,9000.63$18,490$27,460
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists39-5012.00AES1,2 year597,20058,4000.98$17,930$29,590
Costume Attendants39-3092.00CRshort OJT6,2005000.81$20,820$50,470
Social and Human Service Assistants21-1093.00CSEmod. OJT386,60044,2001.14$20,800$34,120
Funeral Service Managers11-9061.00ESCAssociate29,3001,0000.34$39,240$88,970
Directors, Religious Activities and Education21-2021.00ESCBachelor131,9005,6000.42$19,710$44,840
occupation SOC code interests minimum education current workers growth number growth percent salary entry salary all
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors39-4031ESCAssociate31,1002,1000.68$27,950$54,700
Skincare Specialists39-5094.00ESR1,2 year55,0006,6001.2$18,640$35,160
Sociologists19-3041.00IASMaster2,600-100-0.38$41,950$86,840
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists19-3032.00IEAMaster2,0003001.5$52,950$104,570
Psychologists, all other19-3039.00ISMaster16,6001,7001.02$41,690$94,650
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers51-6052.00RAElong OJT40,500-3,500-0.86$19,170$30,670
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials51-6021.00RCshort OJT51,500-3,400-0.66$17,360$22,270
Embalmers39-4011.00RCI1,2 year3,800-200-0.53$24,970$42,260
Barbers39-5011.00REC1,2 year59,2005,9001$18,210$29,900
Shampooers39-5093.00RECshort OJT23,8002,4001.01$17,480$20,960
Manicurists and Pedicurists39-5092.00RES1,2 year113,60011,7001.03$18,800$24,330
occupation SOC code interests minimum education current workers growth number growth percent salary entry salary all
Childcare Workers39-9011.00SAshort OJT1,260,60069,3000.55$17,190$22,930
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors21-1011.00SAIMaster94,90021,3002.24$26,210$44,160
Marriage and Family Therapists21-1013.00SAIMaster33,7005,0001.48$31,600$54,090
Child, Family, and School Social Workers21-1021.00SEBachelor305,20019,0000.62$27,800$47,510
Clergy21-2011.00SEAProfess.244,20013,8000.57$23,830$49,450
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants39-3093.00SECshort OJT18,6008000.43$17,560$24,390
Residential Advisors39-9041.00SECmod. OJT103,70014,2001.37$18,330$27,690
Funeral Attendants39-4021.00SERshort OJT36,100-400-0.11$18,100$27,110
Rehabilitation Counselors21-1015.00SIMaster120,10010,8000.9$21,710$38,740
Healthcare Social Workers21-1022.00SIBachelor160,10030,9001.93$32,750$55,510
Mental Health Counselors21-1014.00SIAMaster134,50026,4001.96$26,950$46,050
occupation SOC code interests minimum education current workers growth number growth percent salary entry salary all
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers21-1023.00SIAMaster117,80022,2001.88$26,730$47,880
Personal Care Aides39-9021.00SRCshort OJT1,768,400458,1002.59$17,310$22,710

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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.


Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States of America in 2014 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.


Growth Number

Growth number is the projected number of openings per year from 2014 to 2024. High growth means that the projected number of openings is high, so the likelihood of getting a job in this occupation is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this occupation is not very good.

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Growth Percent

Growth percent is the projected growth of the percentage of openings per year from 2014 to 2024. High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this occupation is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this occupation is not very good.

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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 of America in 2016. 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 $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States of America in 2016. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 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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