Psychiatric Aides

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
29%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
4.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$37,160
or $17.86 per hour
Volume
30,590
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.3/10

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Automation risk

29% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

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

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

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

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

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Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Psychiatric Aides' job openings is expected to rise 4.6% 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.

Wages

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Psychiatric Aides' was $37,160, or $17 per hour

'Psychiatric Aides' were paid 19.8% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 30,590 people employed as 'Psychiatric Aides' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 4 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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