Dental Laboratory Technicians

2.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $22.00 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 62% (Robots are watching)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
very important
quite important
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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 'Dental Laboratory Technicians' job openings is expected to decline by -0.7% by 2031
'Dental Laboratory Technicians' is expected to be a very slow 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 'Dental Laboratory Technicians' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Dental Laboratory Technicians' was $45,770, or $22.00 hourly
'Dental Laboratory Technicians' are paid 0.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as dental laboratory technicians?

As of 2021 there were 34,150 people employed as Dental Laboratory Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Dental Laboratory Technicians.

Job description

Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.

SOC Code: 51-9081.00


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Dana says
It requires eyes to determine if the final product produced by a robot is valid.
Apr 04, 2019 at 06:49 AM
Andrew says
I bet you hope
Apr 19, 2019 at 10:58 AM
Robert says
yes, the eye of the dentist...not the dental tehnicians :)) ps. I am one
Mar 25, 2020 at 02:03 PM

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