Psychiatric Aides

4.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
29%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
4.6%
by 2031
WAGES
$30,260
or $14.55 hourly
VOLUME
39,140
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 29% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Negotiation
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Psychiatric Aides' job openings is expected to rise 4.6% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Psychiatric Aides' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Psychiatric Aides' was $30,260, or $14.55 hourly
'Psychiatric Aides' are paid 33.9% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as psychiatric aides?

As of 2021 there were 39,140 people employed as Psychiatric Aides within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as Psychiatric Aides.

Job description

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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