Child, Family, and School Social Workers

risk level
Based on 137 votes
by year 2032
or $24.43 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

8% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

  • Originality

User poll

18.6% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a minimal chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 8% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Child, Family, and School Social Workers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Child, Family, and School Social Workers' job openings is expected to rise 8.3% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Child, Family, and School Social Workers' was $50,820, or $24 per hour

'Child, Family, and School Social Workers' were paid 9.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 344,770 people employed as 'Child, Family, and School Social Workers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.23% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 428 people are employed as 'Child, Family, and School Social Workers'.

Job description

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

SOC Code: 21-1021.00


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Phillip Alan Batz (Highly likely) says
It's not just the individual wage which matters, but the total number employed now, and to be hired in the future. As significant growth is expected, and work attitudes are changing, expect hiring and attrition to be a growing problem, and automation the proposed solution.
Mar 23, 2024 at 01:55 PM
M (Low) says
Children need support from real adults when not receiving it at home
Aug 19, 2023 at 02:28 PM
Joseph JT (No chance) says
I don't think you can replace social workers or people in this career. This job requires human intelligence, touch and empathy to manage and help those people in need. Something a machine can't replace.
Sep 14, 2020 at 05:49 AM
Autumn (Low) says
There's no way a robot could do this job!
Sep 27, 2019 at 01:13 AM

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