Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

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Will "Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 85% probability of automation

Projected Growth

14%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$44,360

or $21.33 hourly

People Employed

18,500

as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 492 out of 706

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Job description

Operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. May use explosives. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.

SOC Code: 47-5021

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