Social and Human Service Assistant

License required in 1 states

17th most burdensome licensing requirements among moderate-income occupations

98th most heavily regulated occupation among moderate-income occupations

What They Do

Social and human service assistants assist professionals from a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation or social work, in providing client services, including support for families. They may assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services.


Only one state, Ohio, requires a license to work as a social and human service assistant. Ohio requires $50 in fees, an associate’s degree (two years, or 730 days of education) in social service technology and an exam. These requirements are the 17th most burdensome of the 102 occupations studied here. However, because only one state licenses social and human service assistants, the occupation ranks as the 98th most widely and onerously licensed.

License to Work

The data and information here come from IJ’s License to Work report, released in November 2017.

States Ranked by Average Licensing Burden for 102 Lower-Income Occupations

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Based on data released in November 2017

State Licensing Requirements

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Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 Ohio 1 $50 730 2 years 1 0 0