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Personal Care Aides
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or $13.02 hourly
as of 2020
What is the risk of automation?
We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of
65% (Robots are watching)
This score is based on the abilities, knowledge, skills and activites required in order to do the job.
We look at 9 key attributes of an occupation which can't easily be automated. The more an occupation requires these, the less chance there is of it being replaced.
Note that some attributes have a greater weighting than others, so even though an occupation might require quite heavily on a few attributes, this might not be enough to give it an overall safe score. The final score has been generated using a machine learning algorithm, trained using human predictions.
If any attributes are particularly important in order to do this job, they will be listed below.
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Assisting and Caring for Others (93)
Social Perceptiveness (66)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (14)
not very important
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Personal Care Aides' job openings is expected to rise 32.6% by 2030
'Personal Care Aides' 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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.
What are the median wages for 'Personal Care Aides' in the United States?
In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Personal Care Aides' was $27,080, or $13.02 hourly
'Personal Care Aides' are paid 35.4% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed in this occupation?
As of 2020 there were 3,211,590 people employed as Personal Care Aides.
This represents around 2.31% of the employed workforce across the United States.
Provide personalized assistance to individuals with disabilities or illness who require help with personal care and activities of daily living support (e.g., feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and ambulation). May also provide help with tasks such as preparing meals, doing light housekeeping, and doing laundry. Work is performed in various settings depending on the needs of the care recipient and may include locations such as their home, place of work, out in the community, or at a daytime nonresidential facility.
SOC Code: 31-1122.00
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