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Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.
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Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a higher chance of automation: 51% chance of automation.
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What is the likelihood that Economists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?
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The number of 'Economists' job openings is expected to rise 5.7% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due 09-2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Economists' was $113,940, or $54 per hour
'Economists' were paid 146.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 16,370 people employed as 'Economists' within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country
Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as 'Economists'.
Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
SOC Code: 19-3011.00
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