This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.
$47,510 annual wage
What they do
Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.
Risk of automation
This occupation is 2.8% likely to be automated. It ranks 102 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).
People affected and economic value
In the US, 317,600 people have this job. They earn $47,510 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $15,089,176,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $22.84.
Official growth forecast
This occupation is projected to grow 13.3% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 359,700 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).