Atmospheric and Space Scientists


Will "Atmospheric and Space Scientists" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's quite likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, workers can take comfort in the results from our poll, which shows a 39% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 67% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

People Employed


as of 2019

Median Annual Wage


or $45.85 hourly

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How this compares with other jobs: 378 out of 707

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Job description

Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.

SOC Code: 19-2021

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Chris (Likely) says
At least the weather forecasting side, automation has already taken over the job. Models are getting so much better and in the next decade it will likely be unnecessary to 'forecast' in the traditional sense.
Oct 23, 2019 at 04:16 PM
Nicholas says
Forecasting is only a tiny part of what atmospheric and space scientist do. As space scientist I do not work with forecasting at all. Then given the poor amount of data, the result is also very poor.
Aug 12, 2019 at 08:07 PM

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