Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
49%
risk level
POLLING
44%
Based on 39 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
5.9%
by year 2032
WAGES
$77,830
or $37.42 per hour
Volume
10,640
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.8/10

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Automation risk

49% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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

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

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

44% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 49% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 5.9% 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 'Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians' was $77,830, or $37 per hour

'Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians' were paid 61.9% 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 10,640 people employed as 'Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 14 thousand people are employed as 'Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians'.

Job description

Operate, install, adjust, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.

SOC Code: 17-3021.00

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