Mental Health Counselors

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Will "Mental Health Counselors" 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 12.8% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 0.5% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $20.59 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 25 out of 706

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Job description

Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

SOC Code: 21-1014

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Lindsey (No chance) says
Mental Health Counselling is a job that is about face to face interaction and understanding verbal and nonverbal communication. a robot cannot understand and pick up on these forms of communication the way humans were programmed to do. People have to go through multiple sessions before being able to help the person. You cannot give a robot emotions that humans are born with that are required with this job. Humans have personal experiences hearing, seeing or experiencing that can be used to help people. Robots cannot do any of this and that is why I am so confident that this profession will never be controlled by robots.
Oct 29, 2019 at 06:38 PM
Russell Johnson (No chance) says
counseling is a human experience.
Oct 01, 2019 at 09:46 PM
Sarah (No chance) says
I think expanding mental health counseling would be a good idea. This job shouldn't be leaving anywhere.
Jun 27, 2019 at 06:23 PM
Collyn Wang (No chance) says
Mental Health Councilling requires face to face communication, and robots can not detect emotions and feelings as well as humans can. Psychology is a very difficult major for a robot to be able to understand as we have not been able to properly program sympathy or emotions and creativity in robots. Even if we do, humans would probably rather communicate with other humans or even people who share the same problems as them, not robots.
Apr 25, 2019 at 11:41 AM
Makenna (Small chance) says
Counselling alone is about communicating to others and i think that if robots replace that job the work wont be done right.
Apr 10, 2019 at 03:50 PM

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