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or $15.18 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of
31% (Start worrying)
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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Assisting and Caring for Others (98)
Social Perceptiveness (75)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (42)
not very important
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Psychiatric Aides' job openings is expected to rise 7.4% by 2030
'Psychiatric Aides' is expected to be an average 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 'Psychiatric Aides' in the United States?
In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Psychiatric Aides' was $31,570, or $15.18 hourly
'Psychiatric Aides' are paid 24.7% 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 51,550 people employed as Psychiatric Aides.
This represents around 0.04% of the employed workforce across the United States.
Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments. May restrain violent patients. Includes psychiatric orderlies.
SOC Code: 31-1133.00
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