Occupational Therapists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
0.0%
risk level
POLLING
19.7%
Based on 274 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
13.9%
by year 2032
WAGES
$96,370
or $46.33 per hour
Volume
144,840
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
8.7/10

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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.

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

  • Social Perceptiveness

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

  • Originality

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

User poll

19.7% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a minimal 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 Occupational Therapists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

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)

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 2023, the median annual wage for 'Occupational Therapists' was $96,370, or $46 per hour

'Occupational Therapists' were paid 100.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 144,840 people employed as 'Occupational Therapists' within the United States.

This represents around 0.10% 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

A Mogus (Moderate) says
Some of those AI chatbots have been getting awfully good
Apr 19, 2024 at 10:04 PM
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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