Will "Astronomers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 28% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 4% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

People Employed


as of 2019

Median Annual Wage


or $55.09 hourly

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How this compares with other jobs: 129 out of 707

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People Employed (US)

Median Annual Wage (US)

Job description

Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.

SOC Code: 19-2011

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Killbayne says
We need robots to automatically stack pictures
Jun 19, 2020 at 06:51 PM
Purple (Small chance) says
I think we will be safe
Oct 29, 2019 at 02:09 PM
You can even search up the definition of "astronomers" and find out why it's literally impossible for it to happen.
Oct 14, 2019 at 01:03 PM
Murat Ergin (Highly likely) says
Sense of humor is important.
Jul 17, 2019 at 07:09 AM

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