Community Health Workers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
20%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
15.9%
by year 2032
WAGES
$46,190
or $22.20 per hour
Volume
61,300
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.1/10

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Automation risk

20% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

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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:

  • Persuasion

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Negotiation

  • Originality

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Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Community Health Workers' job openings is expected to rise 15.9% 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.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Community Health Workers' was $46,190, or $22 per hour

'Community Health Workers' were paid 0.3% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 61,300 people employed as 'Community Health Workers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'Community Health Workers'.

Job description

Promote health within a community by assisting individuals to adopt healthy behaviors. Serve as an advocate for the health needs of individuals by assisting community residents in effectively communicating with healthcare providers or social service agencies. Act as liaison or advocate and implement programs that promote, maintain, and improve individual and overall community health. May deliver health-related preventive services such as blood pressure, glaucoma, and hearing screenings. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

SOC Code: 21-1094.00

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