Orderlies

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
72%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
4.7%
by year 2032
WAGES
$36,830
or $17.71 per hour
Volume
48,710
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.3/10

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Automation risk

72% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Manual Dexterity

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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






Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Orderlies' job openings is expected to rise 4.7% 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.

Wages

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Orderlies' was $36,830, or $17 per hour

'Orderlies' were paid 23.4% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 48,710 people employed as 'Orderlies' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'Orderlies'.

Job description

Transport patients to areas such as operating rooms or x-ray rooms using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds. May maintain stocks of supplies or clean and transport equipment. Psychiatric orderlies are included in Psychiatric Aides.

SOC Code: 31-1132.00

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Comments

Anirban Bhattacharjee (Low) says
Care must have an human effect. This job requires situational checks and balances and control measures, where, I believe humans still are far superior. The future may hold a better place for automation, but it will never be zero.
Oct 30, 2021 at 05:48 AM

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