Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
14%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
7.7%
by 2031
WAGES
$80,720
or $38.80 hourly
VOLUME
20,650
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.5/10

Automation risk

14% (Minimal Risk)

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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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

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Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary' job openings is expected to rise 7.7% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary' was $80,720, or $38.80 per hour

'Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary' were paid 74.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 20,650 people employed as Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 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 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary.

Job description

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include providing instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

SOC Code: 25-1052.00

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