Nurse Practitioners

risk level
Based on 208 votes
by year 2032
or $60.70 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

0.0% (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.

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

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

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

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

  • Originality

User poll

30% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 0.0% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Nurse Practitioners will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Nurse Practitioners' job openings is expected to rise 45.7% 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.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Nurse Practitioners' was $126,260, or $60 per hour

'Nurse Practitioners' were paid 162.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 280,140 people employed as 'Nurse Practitioners' within the United States.

This represents around 0.18% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 542 people are employed as 'Nurse Practitioners'.

Job description

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

SOC Code: 29-1171.00


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David (Uncertain) says
Embodiment and robotic advances will be key and I’m unsure if that will be wide spread within 20 years. The knowledge, problem solving and communication skills will be much easier to develop within that time.
Jan 15, 2024 at 06:15 AM
Vince (No chance) says
Because of the individual nuances of each patient. We just don't treat the patients diagnosis we have to navigate what is best and what is second best for the patient. Most patients do not give all the information and do not follow what is required of them. So a robot will not be able to give a best care plan depending on each patients situation.
Aug 23, 2023 at 04:48 PM
jeff says
empathy cannot be automated.
Aug 10, 2023 at 02:36 AM
Marty (No chance) says
There's no profession where a robot makes less sense than this. No chance.
Jan 30, 2023 at 02:33 PM

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