Chemists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
51%
risk level
POLLING
33%
Based on 369 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
6.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$80,670
or $38.78 per hour
Volume
83,940
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.3/10

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Automation risk

51% (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:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

33% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a higher chance of automation: 51% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Chemists 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

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Chemists' job openings is expected to rise 6.3% 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 2022, the median annual wage for 'Chemists' was $80,670, or $38 per hour

'Chemists' were paid 74.2% 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 83,940 people employed as 'Chemists' within the United States.

This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Chemists'.

Job description

Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.

SOC Code: 19-2031.00

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Comments

Kyle (Low) says
Aspects definitely will be. I trimmed my own work by 80%. But the core field will be maintained, as I just got to do newer cool stuff instead of banal work
Jun 13, 2021 at 09:43 PM
Anthony says
Seems to be one of the few good things about the chemistry job market. So glad I chose to study something different.
Aug 28, 2020 at 05:38 AM
KPS says
Safer side..... That's good
Jun 21, 2020 at 04:20 PM
Jay (No chance) says
The work of chemists is too technical for AI.
Aug 16, 2019 at 07:34 PM
Álvaro (No chance) says
Scientists will never be replaced by robots
Jul 08, 2019 at 01:55 AM
Ires (No chance) says
Automation will never overtake the job of a scientist
Jun 14, 2019 at 02:29 AM

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