Social and Human Service Assistants

risk level
Based on 72 votes
by year 2032
or $19.91 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

22% (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.

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:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

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

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

  • Originality

User poll

32% 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 22% chance of automation.

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What is the likelihood that Social and Human Service Assistants will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Social and Human Service Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 12.5% 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.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Social and Human Service Assistants' was $41,410, or $19 per hour

'Social and Human Service Assistants' were paid 13.8% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 409,310 people employed as 'Social and Human Service Assistants' within the United States.

This represents around 0.27% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 370 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 (Low) 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 (Low) says
It is difficult to map human sensitivity, because it is unpredictable.
Feb 19, 2021 at 02:08 PM
Rori Walker (Low) 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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