Healthcare Social Workers

8.1/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $27.70 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 3% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Healthcare Social Workers' job openings is expected to rise 13.2% by 2030
'Healthcare Social Workers' is expected to be a very 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 'Healthcare Social Workers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Healthcare Social Workers' was $57,630, or $27.70 hourly
'Healthcare Social Workers' are paid 37.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as healthcare social workers?

As of 2020 there were 176,110 people employed as Healthcare Social Workers within the United States.
This represents around 0.13% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 789 people are employed as Healthcare Social Workers.

Job description

Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family caregivers. Provide patients with information and counseling, and make referrals for other services. May also provide case and care management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

SOC Code: 21-1022.00

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Jonathan Gomez (No chance) says
Tell me, would you rather work with someone that has a conscious, and emotions, or a piece of plastic?
Jan 07, 2020 at 05:41 PM
Egil Medås Stiansen says
The real question is would you rather work with someone who might be conscious, empathetic or engaged in their job or an AI (not piece of plastic... which 1940 sci fi novel have you been reading) that you KNOW is.
Jul 29, 2020 at 10:26 AM

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