Occupational Therapy Aides

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
17%
risk level
POLLING
27%
Based on 12 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
13.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$36,970
or $17.77 per hour
Volume
4,430
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.8/10

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Automation risk

17% (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

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

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

27% 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 17% chance of automation.

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Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Occupational Therapy Aides' job openings is expected to rise 13.6% 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 low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Occupational Therapy Aides' was $36,970, or $17 per hour

'Occupational Therapy Aides' were paid 23.1% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 4,430 people employed as 'Occupational Therapy Aides' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 34 thousand people are employed as 'Occupational Therapy Aides'.

Job description

Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing patient and treatment room.

SOC Code: 31-2012.00

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