There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 14.4% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.
or 10% probability of automation
or $55.70 hourly
as of 2016
How this compares with other jobs: 171 out of 706
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Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
SOC Code: 19-2012
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