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Mental Health Counselors
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or $22.91 hourly
as of 2020
What is the risk of automation?
We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of
3% (Totally Safe)
This score is based on the abilities, knowledge, skills and activites required in order to do the job.
We look at 9 key attributes of an occupation which can't easily be automated. The more an occupation requires these, the less chance there is of it being replaced.
Note that some attributes have a greater weighting than others, so even though an occupation might require quite heavily on a few attributes, this might not be enough to give it an overall safe score. The final score has been generated using a machine learning algorithm, trained using human predictions.
If any attributes are particularly important in order to do this job, they will be listed below.
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness (97)
Assisting and Caring for Others (92)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (6)
not very important
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 'Mental Health Counselors' job openings is expected to rise 22.9% by 2030
'Mental Health Counselors' 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 'Mental Health Counselors' in the United States?
In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Mental Health Counselors' was $47,660, or $22.91 hourly
'Mental Health Counselors' are paid 13.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed in this occupation?
As of 2020 there were 293,620 people employed as Mental Health Counselors.
This represents around 0.21% of the employed workforce across the United States.
Counsel and advise individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health, with an emphasis on prevention. May help individuals deal with a broad range of mental health issues, such as those associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; or aging.
SOC Code: 21-1014.00
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