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Case Workers

Case Workers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Social services agencies
  • Residential care centers
  • Vocational rehabilitation agencies
  • Community relief organizations
  • State and local government agencies

Outlook

Growth for this occupation will be much faster than average. As the population ages there is more need for programs such as food delivery services and residential care homes. Social service assistants will be needed to make sure the elderly get all the services they are eligible for.

Workers will also be needed at community-based and independent-living sites that are being established to assist the homeless and mentally and physically disabled. Treatment programs for substance abuse are also going to need more assistants.

Job prospects will be good, but will be best for those with related postsecondary education.

Social and Human Service Assistants (CIS 100198)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
13,024
Large
&
6.6%
5.8%
>>>>
1,649
Very High
  Champaign Area
257
Large
&
9.3%
7.0%
>>>>
33
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
336
Very large
&
5.1%
5.0%
>>>>
42
Very High
  Cook County
6,217
Large
&
5.9%
5.6%
>>>>
780
Very High
  Decatur Area
136
Large
&
8.8%
7.0%
>>>>
17
High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
523
Large
&
9.2%
9.7%
>>>>
68
High
  Du Page County
922
Large
&
6.0%
5.4%
>>>>
116
High
  Edwardsville Area
265
Large
&
5.3%
5.1%
>>>>
33
Very High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
170
Very large
&
8.8%
7.0%
>>>>
23
Very High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
176
Large
&
14.2%
5.2%
>>>>
24
High
  Lake County
505
Large
&
8.9%
8.6%
>>>>
66
High
  McHenry County
169
Large
&
4.1%
6.8%
>>>>
21
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
233
Large
&
5.2%
6.8%
>>>>
29
Very High
  Northwest Illinois Area
293
Large
&
2.0%
3.6%
>>>>
35
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
626
Large
&
5.6%
7.3%
>>>>
79
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
281
Very large
&
8.2%
4.3%
>>>>
36
Very High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
184
Large
&
10.9%
5.7%
>>>>
25
High
  Rockford Area
397
Large
&
6.8%
7.6%
>>>>
50
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
173
Very large
&
-2.9%
2.4%
>>>>
20
Very High
  Springfield Area
461
Very large
&
4.6%
4.7%
>>>>
57
Very High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
375
Large
&
7.5%
6.4%
>>>>
48
Very High
  Vermilion County
55
Large
&
9.1%
4.9%
>>>>
7
High
  Will County
356
Large
&
15.7%
9.1%
>>>>
51
High
United States
425,600
Very large
&
16.8%
3.7%
>>>>
56,500
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.