Conservation Scientists

7.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $30.78 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 2% (Totally Safe)

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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 'Conservation Scientists' job openings is expected to rise 6.1% by 2030
'Conservation Scientists' 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 'Conservation Scientists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Conservation Scientists' was $64,020, or $30.78 hourly
'Conservation Scientists' are paid 52.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as conservation scientists?

As of 2020 there were 22,020 people employed as Conservation Scientists within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as Conservation Scientists.

Job description

Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering.

SOC Code: 19-1031.00

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Abdullah R says
Robots can't replace this job because you have to collect information and present it. Most robots can do the former task but can't really do the latter one.
Mar 17, 2021 at 07:31 PM
Fenton P (No chance) says
because there is a lot around working outdoors, and robots simply don't have the capability to navigate and do other outdoor projects.
Aug 18, 2020 at 12:48 AM

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