This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.

1.4% probability

of automation

20.2% growth

projected to 2026

41,500 employed

currently in the US

$54,090 annual wage

US, median ($26 hourly)

What they do

Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders. Excludes “Social Workers" (21-1021 through 21-1029) and "Psychologists" of all types (19-3031 through 19-3039).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 1.4% likely to be automated. It ranks 62 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 41,500 people have this job. They earn $54,090 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $2,244,735,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $26.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 20.2% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 49,900 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).