Social Assistance

OJT for Social Assistance: NAICS 624

The Social Assistance subsector is part of the Health Care and Social Assistance sector.

The Social Assistance subsector includes the following industries:

  • Individual and Family Services
  • Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Child Day Care Services

Subsector Context

The following chart breaks down the parent sector into its subsectors. It shows the percentage of people that these subsectors employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these subsectors through 2026.

Largest Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Subsector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Personal care aides 1,455.1 31.7 45.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Childcare workers 362.8 7.9 12.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Home health aides 328.9 7.2 45.7 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Preschool teachers, except special education 322.4 7.0 11.8 Associate’s degree None
Social and human service assistants 186.5 4.1 23.3 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Teacher assistants 168.5 3.7 13.7 Some college, no degree None
Child, family, and school social workers 118.8 2.6 26.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Office clerks, general 78.1 1.7 10.5 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Social and community service managers 69.0 1.5 24.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Rehabilitation counselors 63.6 1.4 8.5 Master’s degree None

Growth Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Subsector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Home health aides 328.9 7.2 45.7 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Personal care aides 1,455.1 31.7 45.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Statisticians 0.1 0.0 44.2 Master’s degree None
Lawyers 2.4 0.1 43.6 Doctoral or professional degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.7 0.0 41.6 Associate’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.4 0.0 38.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Medical secretaries 5.8 0.1 35.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 4.0 0.1 34.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Financial managers 6.8 0.1 33.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 0.1 0.0 33.1 Postsecondary nondegree award None

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