Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
11%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
13.9%
by year 2032
WAGES
$93,180
or $44.79 per hour
Volume
134,980
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Occupational Therapists.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
7.3/10

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Automation risk

11% (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.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Occupational Therapists' job openings is expected to rise 13.9% 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

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Occupational Therapists' was $93,180, or $44 per hour

'Occupational Therapists' were paid 101.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 134,980 people employed as 'Occupational Therapists' within the United States.

This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Occupational Therapists'.

Job description

Provide therapy to patients with visual impairments to improve their functioning in daily life activities. May train patients in activities such as computer use, communication skills, or home management skills.

SOC Code: 29-1122.01

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