Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
43%
risk level
POLLING
40%
Based on 78 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-0.2 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$60,700
or $29.18 per hour
Volume
63,560
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.8/10

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Automation risk

43% (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.

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

  • Originality

User poll

40% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 43% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians' job openings is expected to decline 0.2% 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

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians' was $60,700, or $29 per hour

'Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians' were paid 26.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 63,560 people employed as 'Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians'.

Job description

Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

SOC Code: 17-3022.00

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Comments

Nemesio Gallardo Araujo (Low) says
Both the type of activities and the skills of a civil engineer involve complex automation. When referring to activities, I mean that the engineer must determine the necessary engineering actions and works to address specific needs. This requires analysis work (diagnosing the context, theoretical framework, and feasibility of possible solutions) and the final selection, which additionally requires increased interdisciplinary collaboration as the projects increase in magnitude. As for skills, I agree with those who believe that automation and artificial intelligence have not made significant advancements in the fields related to critical thinking, decision-making, and human creativity, which are essential parts of the civil engineering profession.
Mar 29, 2022 at 04:15 AM

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