Chemists

6.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
51%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
6.3%
by 2031
WAGES
$79,430
or $38.18 hourly
VOLUME
80,600
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 51% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Chemists' job openings is expected to rise 6.3% by 2031
'Chemists' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Chemists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Chemists' was $79,430, or $38.18 hourly
'Chemists' are paid 73.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as chemists?

As of 2021 there were 80,600 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 (Small chance) 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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