Cytogenetic Technologists

5.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
78%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
10.9%
by 2030
WAGES
$54,180
or $26.05 hourly
VOLUME
326,220
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 78% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Cytogenetic Technologists' job openings is expected to rise 10.9% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Cytogenetic Technologists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Cytogenetic Technologists' was $54,180, or $26.05 hourly
'Cytogenetic Technologists' are paid 29.2% higher 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 326,220 people employed as Cytogenetic Technologists.
This represents around 0.23% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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