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Fast Facts for Human Service Assistants in Massachusetts

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: New Bedford, Worcester and Leominster
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Barnstable, Haverhill and Lowell
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Boston, Worcester and Springfield

Salaries for Human Service Assistants in Massachusetts

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Barnstable, Brockton and Lowell

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  • BA in Social Work
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
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  • Ranked one of the Top Public Schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
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More Massachusetts Human Services Assistant Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Springfield
Doctorate
2,678
Paxton
Masters
1,244
South Lancaster
Masters
562
Chestnut Hill
Doctorate & First Professional
14,621
Boston
Doctorate & First Professional
32,053
Bridgewater
Masters
9,934
Fall River
Associate
7,388
Boston
Associate
8,806
Worcester
Doctorate
3,210
Chicopee
Masters
1,258
Quincy
Masters
1,075
Beverly
Masters
3,710
Fitchburg
Masters
6,692
Framingham
Masters
5,903
Wenham
Masters
1,648
Holyoke
Associate
6,461
Newton
Masters
1,403
Brockton
Associate
7,064
North Andover
Masters
2,098
Newton
Bachelor
1,429
Gardner
Associate
4,147
Boston
Doctorate & First Professional
24,434
Haverhill
Associate
6,526
Quincy
Associate
3,932
Weston
Doctorate
1,511
Boston
Doctorate
4,733
Northampton
Doctorate
3,065
Boston
Doctorate
9,103
Boston
Doctorate
13,433
Boston
Associate
673
Springfield
Doctorate
3,657
Westfield
Masters
5,392
Boston
Masters
1,086

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Human Service Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Massachusetts. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Human Service Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Human Service Assistants relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 410 $31,240
Leominster 300 $29,490
Gardner 300 $29,490
New Bedford 410 $28,000
Pittsfield 160 $37,780

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