Chemists

6.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
15%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
6.7%
by 2030
WAGES
$79,300
or $38.12 hourly
VOLUME
82,940
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 15% (No worries)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Chemists' job openings is expected to rise 6.7% by 2030
'Chemists' is expected to be an average 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 'Chemists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Chemists' was $79,300, or $38.12 hourly
'Chemists' are paid 89.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 82,940 people employed as Chemists.
This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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

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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