This occupation has a moderate probability of automation.

30.0% probability

of automation

29.1% growth

projected to 2026

634,400 employed

currently in the US

$32,850 annual wage

US, median ($15.79 hourly)

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).