This occupation has a moderate probability of automation.
$32,850 annual wage
What they do
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. Excludes "Physician Assistants" (29-1071).
Risk of automation
This occupation is 30.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 239 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).
People affected and economic value
In the US, 634,400 people have this job. They earn $32,850 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $20,840,040,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $15.79.
Official growth forecast
This occupation is projected to grow 29.1% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 819,000 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).