risk level
Based on 137 votes
by year 2032
or $23.60 per hour
as of 2022

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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

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

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Originality

User poll

16.1% 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 Paramedics 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)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Paramedics' job openings is expected to rise 6.6% by 2032

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Paramedics' was $49,090, or $23 per hour

'Paramedics' were paid 6.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 95,440 people employed as 'Paramedics' within the United States.

This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country

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

Job description

Administer basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals.

SOC Code: 29-2043.00


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Scott A (Low) says
The interpersonal acumen necessary is as of now, impossible to automate.

The dynamic settings faced are not at all predictable either.

I hope we work in conjuction with diagnostic AI systems to improve delivery of care, but I am not concerned about being replaced in the near future.
Apr 16, 2023 at 09:23 PM
James (No chance) says
Diseases and health emergencies present in unique ways, even within a standard disease. People are litigious, and often treatments rely on "judgment calls".

The work environment can also be incredibly hostile.
Jul 06, 2022 at 07:58 PM
Liam (Low) says
Robots can't birth babies, administer meds, do cpr, do anything without the use of humans so robots would just get in the way but some robots like LUCAS I think it's called helps a bit for the medics to focus on other things
Nov 02, 2021 at 10:51 PM

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