Personal Care Aides

risk level
Based on 29 votes
by year 2032
or $14.51 per hour
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Home Health and Personal Care Aides.


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Automation risk

62% (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

User poll

41% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 62% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Personal Care Aides 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)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Home Health and Personal Care Aides' job openings is expected to rise 25.4% 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.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Home Health and Personal Care Aides' was $30,180, or $14 per hour

'Home Health and Personal Care Aides' were paid 34.8% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 3,504,230 people employed as 'Home Health and Personal Care Aides' within the United States.

This represents around 2.4% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 42 people are employed as 'Home Health and Personal Care Aides'.

Job description

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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Nico Cione (Highly likely) says
Because in the future, I want a robo-guardian.
Apr 20, 2024 at 10:53 PM
Joshua Aitken (Low) says
People need and want the human touch and the care and compassion of caregivers over a robot.
Jun 22, 2023 at 09:09 PM
SD (Low) says
Because in my line of work we provide ABA treatment based on individual needs and in addition to this provide care to individuals who are unable to do so themselves.
Feb 13, 2023 at 01:17 PM

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