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Mental Health Counselors
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or $23.33 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
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)
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This occupation has been voted '22%' 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 'Mental Health Counselors' job openings is expected to rise 22.1% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Mental Health Counselors' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Mental Health Counselors' was $48,520, or $23.33 hourly
'Mental Health Counselors' are paid 6.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as mental health counselors?
As of 2021 there were 310,880 people employed as Mental Health Counselors within the United States.
This represents around 0.22% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 453 people are employed as Mental Health Counselors.
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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