Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

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Will "Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 19.7% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 0.5% probability of automation

Projected Growth

20%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$73,270

or $35.22 hourly

People Employed

107,980

as of 2016

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Job description

Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.

SOC Code: 19-3031

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John (Small chance) says
Already starting to see the development of "chat-bots" providing light-touch mental health services. Unlikely that these will be developed to a suitable complexity to replace a human psychologist though, and patients will always prefer dealing with a human rather than a robot.
Aug 16, 2019 at 06:20 PM
Zac N (Small chance) says
Until AI has the ability to completely model human intelligence, and further surpass it into the realm of super intelligence (which we won't be able to understand at that point), this won't be a worry for anyone for a long while. (But some day AI will be able to replicate all human activities and surpass everything humans can do).
Aug 11, 2019 at 08:17 AM
Conor (No chance) says
Psychologists provide emotional support, possess the ability to understand people's problems, and use compassion when needed. AI could never do that.
Apr 20, 2019 at 04:06 PM

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