risk level
Based on 174 votes
by year 2032
The median wage for this occupation is currently unknown
as of 2023

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Automation risk

14% (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.

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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

  • Persuasion

User poll

31% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 14% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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


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)


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Anesthesiologists' job openings is expected to rise 1.1% 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.


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 33,470 people employed as 'Anesthesiologists' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as 'Anesthesiologists'.

Job description

Administer anesthetics and analgesics for pain management prior to, during, or after surgery.

SOC Code: 29-1211.00


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Ian Thompson (Highly likely) says
They only use data for making decisions and if you use robots even the manual part is going to be replaced.
Jan 08, 2024 at 01:16 PM
SAMSON OTUWA (No chance) says
As an anesthesiologist, I do not think anybody will trust a robot with their lives. A robot might be able to monitor the body's physiologic changes under anaesthesia, but responding to those changes requires not only experience but also an understanding of pharmacology and pharmacodynamics. A robot has to be a human to do that.
Sep 29, 2022 at 04:15 AM
Phoenix5869 says
Yeah, i think 14% and 30% are wayyyy too high. I think it’s more like 0% chance within the next 30 years or so.
May 13, 2024 at 09:43 PM

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