Also known as Business Employment Specialist, Case Manager, Eligibility Examiner, Eligibility Specialist, Housing Specialist, Medicaid Analyst, Program Eligibility Specialist, Work Force Advisor, Workforce Services Representative (WSR)
Also known as Business Employment Specialist, Case Manager, Eligibility Examiner
Program Eligibility Examiners determine eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from government programs and agency resources, such as welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, and public housing.
Program Eligibility Examiners are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Program Eligibility Examiners. More generally, Program Eligibility Examiners are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Program Eligibility Examiner is $47,110, and the average salary is $47,990. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Program Eligibility Examiner salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Program Eligibility Examiners earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Program Eligibility Examiners earn less than $31,800 per year, 25% earn less than $37,300, 75% earn less than $57,690, and 90% earn less than $65,390.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Program Eligibility Examiners is expected to change by 3.8%, and there should be roughly 13,700 open positions for Program Eligibility Examiners every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Program Eligibility Examiner are usually higher in their Social, Conventional, and Enterprising interests.
Program Eligibility Examiners typically have very strong Social interests. Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Also, Program Eligibility Examiners typically have strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Lastly, Program Eligibility Examiners typically have moderate Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Program Eligibility Examiner tend to value Relationships, Support, and Independence.
Most importantly, Program Eligibility Examiners strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Second, Program Eligibility Examiners moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Lastly, Program Eligibility Examiners moderately value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Program Eligibility Examiners must consistently demonstrate qualities such as integrity, self-control, and stress tolerance.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Program Eligibility Examiners, ranked by importance:
Program Eligibility Examiners often have training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Program Eligibility Examiners usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Program Eligibility Examiners may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, administrative, or computers and electronics knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Program Eligibility Examiners might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Program Eligibility Examiners must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Program Eligibility Examiners need abilities such as oral expression, oral comprehension, and written expression in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Program Eligibility Examiners, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Program Eligibility Examiners frequently use skills like speaking, active listening, and reading comprehension to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Program Eligibility Examiners, ranked by their relative importance.
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