Animal Scientists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
18%
risk level
POLLING
27%
Based on 34 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
11.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$70,140
or $33.72 per hour
Volume
2,460
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
7.0/10

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Automation risk

18% (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 quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

User poll

27% 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 18% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Animal Scientists 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

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Animal Scientists' job openings is expected to rise 11.8% 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 'Animal Scientists' was $70,140, or $33 per hour

'Animal Scientists' were paid 45.9% 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 2,460 people employed as 'Animal Scientists' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 61 thousand people are employed as 'Animal Scientists'.

Job description

Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.

SOC Code: 19-1011.00

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