Psychologists, All Other

0.4%

Will "Psychologists, All Other" 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 16.5% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 0.4% probability of automation

Projected Growth

10%

by 2024

People Employed

14,220

as of 2019

Median Annual Wage

$101,790

or $48.93 hourly

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Job description

All psychologists not listed separately.

SOC Code: 19-3039

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Estefania (Likely) says
I really did not take the page seriously, I thought it was going to be a joke but it is really interesting, I really don't understand much English, even if I live in Los Angeles, but as a psychologist I find this page somewhat entertaining.
Jul 13, 2020 at 07:02 AM
PRAYER WORRIER says
I think that is IMPOSSIBLE to create a robot with feelings because God made the human DNA so robots DEFINITELY WILL NOT REPLACE A PSYCHOLOGIST!!!!
Jun 09, 2020 at 05:25 AM
Kiyoko says
I believe that it is no chance because I feel like it needs to be human to human contact. If it were a robot then I as a patient would feel unheard.
Apr 02, 2020 at 11:46 PM
paranjua (No chance) says
Because people go to other people to talk about their problems to but robots they would not be good at all they also could have cameras which would be untrustworthy
Feb 27, 2020 at 12:06 AM
Jo-anne Alner (Could go either way) says
Depends on how the younger generation evolves in relation to not requiring direct /immediate "human" emphatic and affirming responses. E-CBT user feedback would give current insights into acceptability.
Feb 13, 2020 at 09:49 AM
Camila Olascoaga Nava (No chance) says
Because humanism will NEVER be replaced by robots
Jan 27, 2020 at 03:08 PM
Akram (Highly likely) says
The field needs human understanding and a lot of research
Jan 27, 2020 at 10:39 AM
Adam says
It would be very helpful to people who is afraid to talk and face with others. Also, I would rather tell my secret to robot than human.
Dec 31, 2019 at 09:53 PM
Adam (Could go either way) says
We don't know. No one knows the future. What if scientists finally learned everything about human DNA and programmers code AI with that knowledge?
Dec 31, 2019 at 09:50 PM
PRAYER WORRIER says
IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!!! GOD created our DNA. I do not believe that they will take over every job
Jun 09, 2020 at 05:14 AM
Fango McTango says
That might be the most retarded comment on this website. AIs are largely not "coded", they're taught. Also, DNA and digital encoding are entirely different systems.
Jun 25, 2020 at 02:08 AM
Celeste (No chance) says
Psychology has to do with the human mind. Although human minds are what made robots, assuming said robots lack feeling and empathy, there is no way they could grasp the complexity of a human brain in order to obtain this occupation. At least, not anytime soon.
Dec 08, 2019 at 08:02 AM
Brekfast (No chance) says
A.I do not understand people feelings
Nov 26, 2019 at 09:48 AM
Emily (No chance) says
I commented 'no chance' because it's about feelings and behaviour. A robot can't solve problems related to that at all. Robots may help to the psychologist but they are not able to feel feelings.
Nov 07, 2019 at 10:56 AM
Jasmin (No chance) says
the mental help field is a very one on one human needed field.
Oct 03, 2019 at 08:43 PM
speculator says
It's been shown that self-guided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) could help individuals with mild depression (study done in 2018 by E. Karyotaki). While this may be an isolated or small case in the large field of psychology, it shows that automated help is a potential next-step. As increasingly sophisticated AI models are developed to aid in mental healthcare, we could experience a disruption to our understanding of the psychology and psychotherapy industries, as well as how we treat mental health and disorders.

Just some food for thought
Sep 30, 2019 at 03:43 PM
Gorge says
I absolutely agree, can it look you in the eyes? Can you sit in silence for some time? Can it relate to your childhood events?
Jul 25, 2020 at 07:14 PM
furukawa yuki says
its an obvious case that these ai robots can never take the place of people like psychiatrists and psychologists
Sep 10, 2019 at 05:49 PM
AJ Trace-e says
Hi, Furukawa Yuki. As a long-term psychologist, I have naturally analysed your use of language in the comment you left (please see above). The second most startling observation (after your name, lol) was your use of the word never. This is a huge red flag in our industry, we never use this word as it strongly correlates anger and violence. In conclusion the research has been done and is clear...
Nov 11, 2019 at 02:56 PM
Kma says
You “never” use the word never? Hmmm
Apr 25, 2020 at 09:20 PM
TastyCreamPIE says
HELL NO

NO CHANCE! Phsycologists are completely safe. How can a robot fix a humans emotions
Aug 08, 2019 at 04:12 AM
Arek (No chance) says
Robots cannot be humans in 100%, only human can truly understand another human.
Jul 24, 2019 at 02:26 PM
Tom (Small chance) says
how can artificial intelligence mimic human emotions? the human mind is not something to be understood directly from a book, it requires empathy and emotions, something that robots cant fake or get 'close enough to. psychology and therapy are relatively safe from the onslaught of robots
Jun 18, 2019 at 01:47 PM
Gothhog says
The interaction from a sufficiently advanced AI would be indistinguishable from the interaction of a “true” human and a AI with immense computing power could possibly understand the Human mind in a way no sane human ever could.

An AI Psychologists might not even speak to its patients but instead be connected to its patient with a neural link or some sort of scan/stimulation treatment.
Sep 02, 2019 at 10:26 AM
Jonathan (No chance) says
People go to psychologists for the human connection and compassion they can get, nothing an A.I, as sophisticated as it is, can ever fulfill.
Jun 12, 2019 at 06:08 AM
Arthur (No chance) says
Human understanding of emotions is required for the job, and it is very unlikely that AI can imitate the most complex part of the human intelligence in merely 20 years
Apr 18, 2019 at 08:46 AM

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