Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

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Will "Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education" 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 25% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 0.4% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $26.82 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 19 out of 707

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Job description

Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

SOC Code: 25-2021

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Aaron says
Khan Academy and MOOC's are the future of education. AI can easily determine if young people are learning. At least in my opinion.
Dec 03, 2019 at 08:38 PM
Aaron (Highly likely) says
With the internet it's possible to have education entirely online. Tablets, smart phones etc. etc. Khan academy for example.
Dec 03, 2019 at 08:30 PM
National Teacher Shortage Crisis (Could go either way) says
There's a national teacher shortage. 50% of all new teachers are projected to leave the profession within their first 5 years. Experienced teachers are running from the profession and fewer every year are entering it. This is a national crisis everyone's ignoring. Eventually it will sink in and people will start looking for solutions. In our current culture, that solution certainly doesn't lean towards incentivizing new teachers to enter and stay in the profession. What do you do to fix this problem? The answer that's easy, that causes the least disruption, that requires the least change in the system, that is cost effective, is automation. What seems more likely? Drastic cultural and systematic change, or people like Mark Zuckerberg, who have literally said they are investing in the development of these educational technologies, actually taking advantage of new market and filling the demand with automation?
Jul 01, 2019 at 08:53 AM
Janice Reid (No chance) says
Even with technology, there needs to be a teacher to facilitate the learning.
Jun 25, 2019 at 04:14 PM

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