Chemical Technicians

4.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
55%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
5%
by 2030
WAGES
$49,820
or $23.95 hourly
VOLUME
63,490
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 55% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Chemical Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 5% by 2030
'Chemical Technicians' 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 'Chemical Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Chemical Technicians' was $49,820, or $23.95 hourly
'Chemical Technicians' are paid 18.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as chemical technicians?

As of 2020 there were 63,490 people employed as Chemical Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.05% 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 (Small chance) 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 (Small chance) 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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