Coaches and Scouts

7.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
3%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
25.6%
by 2030
WAGES
$36,330
or $17.46 hourly
VOLUME
208,180
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 3% (Totally Safe)

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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 'Coaches and Scouts' job openings is expected to rise 25.6% by 2030
'Coaches and Scouts' is expected to be a very fast 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 'Coaches and Scouts' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Coaches and Scouts' was $36,330, or $17.46 hourly
'Coaches and Scouts' are paid 13.4% lower 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 208,180 people employed as Coaches and Scouts.
This represents around 0.15% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports for the primary purpose of competition. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching certifications should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.

SOC Code: 27-2022.00

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Comments

EJ says
I think that the percentage should be even lower because coaches and scouts choose players that they like, and robots can't since they have no emotions. Although robots can be smarter about making the right play or having a better strategy than humans, there is no way a robot can do everything a human coach could do.
Sep 09, 2020 at 07:20 PM
Matthew (Small chance) says
A robot may be a better strategist than a human, but I doubt it.
Apr 10, 2019 at 07:34 PM

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