Occupational Therapists

8.7/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
0.0%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
13.9%
by 2031
WAGES
$85,570
or $41.14 hourly
VOLUME
127,830
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 0.0% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Originality
Finger Dexterity
Negotiation
Persuasion
Key
very important
quite important
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Occupational Therapists' job openings is expected to rise 13.9% by 2031
'Occupational Therapists' 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 'Occupational Therapists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Occupational Therapists' was $85,570, or $41.14 hourly
'Occupational Therapists' are paid 87.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as occupational therapists?

As of 2021 there were 127,830 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

Assess, plan, and organize rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays. Use therapeutic techniques, adapt the individual's environment, teach skills, and modify specific tasks that present barriers to the individual.

SOC Code: 29-1122.00

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Comments

Fashion Super Model says
Robots need human emotions, and if they cant relate to ones emotion, they will not be up to standards when getting help. Its as if your talking to a wall.
Nov 19, 2019 at 02:13 AM
David Kohen (No chance) says
Too dependent on human interaction especially of the notice-what-the-patient-is-not-saying variety. Demand will also increase with aging population. Probably the very last to go.
Apr 17, 2019 at 01:15 PM

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