Bioinformatics Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
52%
risk level
POLLING
57%
Based on 14 votes
LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
6.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$70,620
or $33.95 per hour
Volume
4,320
as of 2023

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.5/10

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Automation risk

52% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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

User poll

57% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 52% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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






Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other' job openings is expected to rise 6.6% 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 'Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other' was $70,620, or $33 per hour

'Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other' were paid 46.9% 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 4,320 people employed as 'Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 35 thousand people are employed as 'Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other'.

Job description

Apply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.

SOC Code: 15-2099.01

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