This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.

0% probability

of automation

18.1% growth

projected to 2026

57,500 employed

currently in the US

$41,170 annual wage

US, median ($19.8 hourly)

What they do

Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs. Excludes “Health Educators” (21-1091).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 0% likely to be automated. It ranks of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 57,500 people have this job. They earn $41,170 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $2,367,275,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $19.8.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 18.1% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 67,800 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).