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Healthcare Social Workers
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or $29.25 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Assisting and Caring for Others (92)
Social Perceptiveness (81)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (15)
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This occupation has been voted '21%' by our users to be fully automated within the next two decades.
Our visitors have voted that there is a small chance this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by the automation risk level we have generated, which suggests a 0.0% chance of automation.
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Healthcare Social Workers' job openings is expected to rise 11.1% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Healthcare Social Workers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Healthcare Social Workers' was $60,840, or $29.25 hourly
'Healthcare Social Workers' are paid 33.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as healthcare social workers?
As of 2021 there were 173,860 people employed as Healthcare Social Workers within the United States.
This represents around 0.12% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 810 people are employed as Healthcare Social Workers.
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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