7.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $61.61 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 10% (Totally Safe)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Astronomers' job openings is expected to rise 5.6% by 2031
'Astronomers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Astronomers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Astronomers' was $128,160, or $61.61 hourly
'Astronomers' are paid 180.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as astronomers?

As of 2021 there were 1,930 people employed as Astronomers within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 72 thousand people are employed as Astronomers.

Job description

Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.

SOC Code: 19-2011.00


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Mansi (Small chance) says
Astronomy is the way of living, in my perspective robots or AI could be very useful for exploring the cosmos but the everlasting curiosity will remained in the human.
May 05, 2021 at 05:10 AM
tammy says
Robots will do the analysis, but humans will still be needed to draw wildly speculative conclusions.
Mar 19, 2021 at 03:59 AM
Jessica Tsao (Small chance) says
This job involves numbers and observing the cosmos, and the latter is neither outsourceable nor capable of being done by robots, since the study of the universe still requires an actual human individual to do the job.
Dec 07, 2020 at 04:27 AM
Faisal Ali says
This is impossible to happen cause todays AI technology is still developing but when a human being
looks at the sky through a telescope their curious enough to know the ''wonders'' of the universe!

But because were just doing that were developing excellent technologies to other planets to discover
the ''wonders'' of the universe. Robots like AI rover or ''curiosity'' are developed currently and sent to planets
in our universe in order to find the unanswered questions of the universe. Things scientists still don't know the
answer too. On the other hand astronomers won't get replaced by robot's, and that's because we humans need
to discover the universe and learn things that mankind always wanted to know when there wasn't a possibility of
enough technology to help us know and even human curiosity is so hard to kill.

In this field of knowledge I think we only need the technology to help us determine something we don't know and even great advances to just make this field ''astronomy'' better than it was in the past. But as humans we're very curious for learning and discovering ''we're curious beings'' which means you can't just let us down.
Oct 12, 2020 at 03:01 AM
Killbayne says
We need robots to automatically stack pictures
Jun 19, 2020 at 06:51 PM
Purple (Small chance) says
I think we will be safe
Oct 29, 2019 at 02:09 PM
You can even search up the definition of "astronomers" and find out why it's literally impossible for it to happen.
Oct 14, 2019 at 01:03 PM
Murat Ergin (Highly likely) says
Sense of humor is important.
Jul 17, 2019 at 07:09 AM

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