School Psychologists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
20%
risk level
POLLING
26%
Based on 87 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
5.5%
by year 2032
WAGES
$81,500
or $39.18 per hour
Volume
60,250
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
7.0/10

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Automation risk

20% (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.

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:

  • Social Perceptiveness

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

  • Persuasion

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Negotiation

  • Originality

User poll

26% 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 20% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that School Psychologists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

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)

Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'School Psychologists' job openings is expected to rise 5.5% by 2032

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'School Psychologists' was $81,500, or $39 per hour

'School Psychologists' were paid 76.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 60,250 people employed as 'School Psychologists' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'School Psychologists'.

Job description

Diagnose and implement individual or schoolwide interventions or strategies to address educational, behavioral, or developmental issues that adversely impact educational functioning in a school. May address student learning and behavioral problems and counsel students or families. May design and implement performance plans, and evaluate performance. May consult with other school-based personnel.

SOC Code: 19-3034.00

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Comments

Tasha (No chance) says
Humans can coach, but robots cannot, and will not be able to show genuine compassion. Robots simply don't have the capacity to do so.
Oct 04, 2022 at 07:25 PM
Matthew Ames (Low) says
I simply don't believe that a robot could ever understand the mind of a human and be flexible enough to adjust its approach to different people.

That being said, I suppose there is the other side of the coin, the person receiving counseling that may be content with receiving fake understanding. Overall, this aspect relies on cultural norms to remain fairly the same.
Sep 28, 2021 at 05:57 AM

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