How much healthcare jobs will be automated by AI

While artificial intelligence could automate up to 30 percent of the hours currently worked by employees in the U.S. by 2030, a trend expected to be accelerated by generative AI such as ChatGPT, healthcare jobs might be more stable than others, McKinsey & Co. reported.

Health aides, technicians and wellness workers were put in the "resilient and growing" category by the management consultant. Those employees will have an estimated 4 percent more of their work automated by AI by 2030, up to a total of 20 percent.

Meanwhile, health professionals can expect to have 4 percent more of their jobs automated via AI by 2030, up to 18 percent, according to the July 27 report.

However, both healthcare employment categories are predicted to experience an increase in demand of 30 percent by 2030, canceling out any negative labor effects of AI automation, the study found. McKinsey expects nurses and home healthcare aides to be the two fastest-growing occupations by the end of the decade.

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