risk level
Based on 141 votes
by year 2032
The median wage for this occupation is currently unknown
as of 2022

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Automation risk

0.0% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

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Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Originality

User poll

34% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 0.0% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Dermatologists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


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Sentiment over time (yearly)


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Dermatologists' job openings is expected to rise 3.1% by 2032

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 11,640 people employed as 'Dermatologists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 12 thousand people are employed as 'Dermatologists'.

Job description

Diagnose and treat diseases relating to the skin, hair, and nails. May perform both medical and dermatological surgery functions.

SOC Code: 29-1213.00


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Dr Zamambo Mkhize(Specialist Dermatologist) (No chance) says
There are many nuances in diagnosing dermatology conditions. Things may look the same to an untrained eye. An annular erythema could range from something as benign as a fungal infection to something as life-threatening as a paraneoplastic syndrome signalling underlying cancer.

Proper history taking and thorough physical examination are key. "Looks" can be very deceiving in dermatology. There are other factors like systemic involvement, drug history, and ethnicity which can influence how lesions appear.

Additionally, one diagnosis may have various variants but also a lot of mimickers, for example, secondary syphilis, which itself is also a great mimicker. Dermatologists can also get duped and need to perform a biopsy or even collaborate with colleagues in order to arrive at a correct diagnosis.
Mar 02, 2023 at 01:01 PM

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