Cytogenetic Technologists

5.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
77%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
6.6%
by 2031
WAGES
$57,800
or $27.79 hourly
VOLUME
318,780
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 77% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Cytogenetic Technologists' job openings is expected to rise 6.6% by 2031
'Cytogenetic Technologists' 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 'Cytogenetic Technologists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Cytogenetic Technologists' was $57,800, or $27.79 hourly
'Cytogenetic Technologists' are paid 26.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as cytogenetic technologists?

As of 2021 there were 318,780 people employed as Cytogenetic Technologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.23% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 441 people are employed as Cytogenetic Technologists.

Job description

Analyze chromosomes or chromosome segments found in biological specimens, such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow, solid tumors, and blood to aid in the study, diagnosis, classification, or treatment of inherited or acquired genetic diseases. Conduct analyses through classical cytogenetic, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) or array comparative genome hybridization (aCGH) techniques.

SOC Code: 29-2011.01

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