Chemical Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
67%
risk level
POLLING
52%
Based on 70 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
4.5%
by year 2032
WAGES
$50,840
or $24.44 per hour
Volume
56,030
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.8/10

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Automation risk

67% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Originality

User poll

52% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 67% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Chemical Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 4.5% 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

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Chemical Technicians' was $50,840, or $24 per hour

'Chemical Technicians' were paid 9.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 56,030 people employed as 'Chemical Technicians' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'Chemical Technicians'.

Job description

Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.

SOC Code: 19-4031.00

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Comments

JB (Low) says
Data must be properly interpreted. Instruments monitored for proper operation/maintained/repaired. Outliers identified and verified. All within defined, often very short, windows to prevent loss of $$/product/LIVES.
Mar 13, 2021 at 05:11 PM
Aaa (Low) says
I find it hard to believe a robot could deal with things like this
Feb 16, 2021 at 07:31 PM

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