Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers


Will "Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers" 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 11.5% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 0.3% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

People Employed


as of 2019

Median Annual Wage


or $22.43 hourly

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How this compares with other jobs: 4 out of 707

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People Employed (US)

Median Annual Wage (US)

Job description

Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.

SOC Code: 21-1023

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Ruth Naomi (No chance) says
In order for you for you to provide support you have to be intentional. A robot has not mutuality with a peer in need of support. Nor will it be ever to give a shared experience to have mutuality with it's peer.
Jul 15, 2019 at 09:35 PM

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