Childcare Workers

6.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
28%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8.5%
by 2030
WAGES
$25,460
or $12.24 hourly
VOLUME
494,360
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 28% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Childcare Workers' job openings is expected to rise 8.5% by 2030
'Childcare Workers' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Childcare Workers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Childcare Workers' was $25,460, or $12.24 hourly
'Childcare Workers' are paid 39.3% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 494,360 people employed as Childcare Workers.
This represents around 0.36% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

SOC Code: 39-9011.00

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Comments

eth (Highly likely) says
Have you read the science fictions of Isaac Asimov? Everything is possible.
Jul 26, 2020 at 11:48 AM

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