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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The number of 'Chemical Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 13.9% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Chemical Engineers' was $106,260, or $51.08 per hour
'Chemical Engineers' were paid 129.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 20,380 people employed as Chemical Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.014% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 7 thousand people are employed as Chemical Engineers.
Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.
SOC Code: 17-2041.00
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