This occupation has a low probability of automation.

13.0% probability

of automation

16.4% growth

projected to 2026

389,800 employed

currently in the US

$34,120 annual wage

US, median ($16.41 hourly)

What they do

Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care. Excludes "Rehabilitation Counselors" (21-1015), "Psychiatric Technicians" (29-2053), "Personal Care Aides" (39-9021), and "Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs" (43-4061).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 13.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 185 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 389,800 people have this job. They earn $34,120 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $13,299,976,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $16.41.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 16.4% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 453,700 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).