Social and Human Service Assistants

6.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $17.29 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 10% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Social and Human Service Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 16.6% by 2030
'Social and Human Service Assistants' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Social and Human Service Assistants' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Social and Human Service Assistants' was $35,960, or $17.29 hourly
'Social and Human Service Assistants' are paid 14.3% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as social and human service assistants?

As of 2020 there were 399,920 people employed as Social and Human Service Assistants within the United States.
This represents around 0.29% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 347 people are employed as Social and Human Service Assistants.

Job description

Assist other social and human service providers in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.

SOC Code: 21-1093.00

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Kecskés Zsuzsanna (Small chance) says
I don't think that robots will replace this job in the near future, emotions, empathy, etc. are very important.
Apr 03, 2021 at 06:07 PM
Balogh Sándorné (Small chance) says
It is difficult to map human sensitivity, because it is unpredictable.
Feb 19, 2021 at 02:08 PM
Rori Walker (Small chance) says
I believe that this job will not go down any time soon due to the fact that humans are able to assist more in this sense than any AI or robots could do.
Jan 15, 2020 at 08:35 PM
Kecskés Zsuzsanna says
I agree with the commenter, caring for the elderly and providing mental support still requires people, empathy, empathy these qualities must also be possessed by an AI or robot.
Mar 31, 2021 at 07:30 PM
Lara (No chance) says
Robots cannot feel, and you need to do it in order to work with people
Oct 29, 2019 at 02:51 PM

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