Agricultural Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
53%
risk level
POLLING
57%
Based on 21 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
9.7%
by year 2032
WAGES
$41,760
or $20.08 per hour
Volume
13,140
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.1/10

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Automation risk

53% (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.

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

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User poll

57% 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 53% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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






Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Agricultural Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 9.7% by 2032

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

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Agricultural Technicians' was $41,760, or $20 per hour

'Agricultural Technicians' were paid 9.8% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 13,140 people employed as 'Agricultural Technicians' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 11 thousand people are employed as 'Agricultural Technicians'.

Job description

Work with agricultural scientists in plant, fiber, and animal research, or assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects.

SOC Code: 19-4012.00

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