Acupuncturists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
9%
risk level
POLLING
15.2%
Based on 23 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.9%
by year 2032
WAGES
$78,220
or $37.60 per hour
Volume
9,370
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.6/10

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Automation risk

9% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

15.2% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a minimal chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 9% chance of automation.

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What is the likelihood that Acupuncturists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Acupuncturists' job openings is expected to rise 3.9% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Acupuncturists' was $78,220, or $37 per hour

'Acupuncturists' were paid 62.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 9,370 people employed as 'Acupuncturists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 16 thousand people are employed as 'Acupuncturists'.

Job description

Diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders by stimulating specific acupuncture points within the body using acupuncture needles. May also use cups, nutritional supplements, therapeutic massage, acupressure, and other alternative health therapies.

SOC Code: 29-1291.00

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