This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.

0.71% probability

of automation

22.2% growth

projected to 2026

27,800 employed

currently in the US

$47,880 annual wage

US, median

What they do

Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 0.71% likely to be automated. It ranks 35 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 27,800 people have this job. They earn $47,880 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $1,331,064,000 in annual economic value.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 22.2% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 34,000 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).