Dental Laboratory Technicians

3.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $20.24 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 93% (You are doomed)

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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 rise 12.2% by 2030
'Dental Laboratory Technicians' 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 'Dental Laboratory Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Dental Laboratory Technicians' was $42,110, or $20.24 hourly
'Dental Laboratory Technicians' are paid 0.4% 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 30,800 people employed as Dental Laboratory Technicians.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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