Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors

risk level
Based on 116 votes
by year 2032
or $29.67 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

1.9% (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.

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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

  • Negotiation

  • Originality

User poll

29% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 1.9% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 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)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors' job openings is expected to rise 9.6% 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 2023, the median annual wage for 'Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors' was $61,710, or $29 per hour

'Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors' were paid 28.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 327,660 people employed as 'Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors' within the United States.

This represents around 0.22% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 463 people are employed as 'Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors'.

Job description

Advise and assist students and provide educational and vocational guidance services.

SOC Code: 21-1012.00


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Aron (Uncertain) says
Chatgpt and similar services could probably handle both answering any student-questions and do administrative tasks like sending paperwork.

But on the other hand people value the human connection when getting advice, and while an ai could give good answers, it might not be able to give the right questions. Questions tailored to the individual based on social queues and connection.

So i think somewhere in between.
Jan 31, 2023 at 12:06 AM
Aaron (Moderate) says
This website is kinda exactly what will inform careers from now on.
Dec 27, 2022 at 10:33 PM
Michele Lima Leal (Moderate) says
Because technology can always surprise us.

What if they create a robot capable of adapting, customizing responses, and advice according to the profile of each student?

But the interesting thing is that we can think about how to improve the customer experience and humanize professional relationships. Having a connection with people is essential to minimize these risks.
Mar 21, 2022 at 08:44 PM
Jennifer Johnson (No chance) says
this job will never be taken over by robots because people prefer to talk to a human with feelings then a robot
Apr 07, 2020 at 07:50 AM

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