Astronomers

6.7/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
8%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
4.5%
by 2030
WAGES
$119,730
or $57.56 hourly
VOLUME
1,910
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 8% (Totally Safe)

[More info]
Qualities required for this occupation:
Originality
Social Perceptiveness
Persuasion
Key
very important
quite important
[Show all metrics]

What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Astronomers' job openings is expected to rise 4.5% by 2030
'Astronomers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Astronomers' was $119,730, or $57.56 hourly
'Astronomers' are paid 185.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 1,910 people employed as Astronomers.
This represents around 0.00% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 19-2011.00

If you're thinking of starting a new career, or looking to change jobs, we've created a handy job search tool which might just help you land that perfect new role.

Search jobs in your local area

Comments

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
BOBBY JOE says
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

Leave a reply about this occupation

Your email address will not be published.
Comment
Name
Email (optional)

Have your say

Ben on Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians

FD on Information Security Analysts

Anon on New Accounts Clerks

anon on Sewers, Hand

anon on Watch and Clock Repairers