School Psychologists

risk level
Based on 106 votes
by year 2032
or $40.83 per hour
as of 2023

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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.

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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

27% 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?


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)


Moderate growth relative to other professions

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


High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'School Psychologists' was $84,940, or $40 per hour

'School Psychologists' were paid 76.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 62,790 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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AI user (Highly likely) says
People have already started using ChatGPT for most of their psycologic problems. So, there is no need to go to psycologists most of the time. And if you have a thing like major depression or any other serious problem, you will go to psychiatrist who is a real doctor.
Feb 28, 2024 at 01:37 PM
Ramazan (Low) says
People needs human interaction with their personal problems. Human contact is hard to replace by and cold robot
Jul 09, 2023 at 10:33 AM
Lukas (Low) says
Requires face to face interaction with students and parents. Very hard for a robot to replicate.
May 28, 2023 at 02:51 PM
B. Himamshu Rao (No chance) says
Ai can't take this job it is nearly impossible for Ai to take this job as it is emotional less and this job deals with human emotions.
Apr 03, 2023 at 12:47 PM
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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