risk level
Based on 400 votes
by year 2032
or $109.07 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

0.0% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

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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:

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

  • Originality

User poll

23% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 0.0% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Psychiatrists 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)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Psychiatrists' job openings is expected to rise 8.7% 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 high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Psychiatrists' was $226,880, or $109 per hour

'Psychiatrists' were paid 389.9% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 26,500 people employed as 'Psychiatrists' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as 'Psychiatrists'.

Job description

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental disorders.

SOC Code: 29-1223.00


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aaa (Highly likely) says
The amount of data and information that an AI can process cant be matched by us.
AI will remember each and every minute detail about the person once he tells it and by his past history data. AI will be able to suggest accurate strategies based on this. It might not happen suddenly but slowly slowly they will become more prominent.
Feb 12, 2024 at 01:08 PM
Nairy (No chance) says
Cause it needs a heart to heart connection and ethical skills like empathy and understanding which cannot be acquired by robots
Aug 15, 2023 at 03:48 AM
Romulo Lima (Moderate) says
because it will facilitate many tasks and allow you to have free time for other activities.
Jun 15, 2023 at 02:03 PM
Aneesh gupta (Moderate) says
AI can provide non stop guidance and universal accessibility to a patient.
Jun 07, 2023 at 01:23 PM
Sebastián (No chance) says
A profession which will be assisted by AI, although the main task will also be one whom will be preferred to be assisted by humans.
Jan 30, 2023 at 06:57 PM
Rude (Low) says
As there is always a small chance of something happening but still psychiatrist is a job which requires humans understanding other humans so most likely it would never happen
Jul 29, 2022 at 02:52 PM
No. (No chance) says
There's no way psychiatrists would be replaced/automated, their most important feat is to understand the emotions of humans, and that won't be able to be replaced by robots in the next two decades.
Jul 28, 2022 at 06:42 PM
Javed (Uncertain) says
It is extremely unlikely that AIs will handle psychological issues with pinpoint accuracy. In order to treat a human, you have to be a human. Yes, codes and programs will eventually learn how to handle particular patients, but not all problems are the same.
Mar 10, 2022 at 10:20 PM

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