Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

risk level
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by 2031
or $38.90 hourly
as of 2022

Automation risk

13% (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 quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

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Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary' job openings is expected to rise 8.5% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

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


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary' was $80,910, or $38.90 per hour

'Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary' were paid 74.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 9,340 people employed as Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary within the United States.

This represents around 0.006% of the employed workforce across the country.

Put another way, around 1 in 15 thousand people are employed as Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary.

Job description

Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

SOC Code: 25-1062.00


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Victoria (Small chance) says
As the world of communication technologies expands every day, a well-programmed robot could answer thousands of questions about specific knowledge. However, the formative task of shaping attitudes and values, the play of improvisation and richness of uncertainty to feel challenged, the interpretation of socio-political contexts, is likely to still remain the territory of human teaching professionals.
Sep 10, 2021 at 09:40 PM

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