Electricians

7.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
45%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
9.1%
by 2030
WAGES
$56,900
or $27.35 hourly
VOLUME
656,510
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 45% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
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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 'Electricians' job openings is expected to rise 9.1% by 2030
'Electricians' 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 'Electricians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Electricians' was $56,900, or $27.35 hourly
'Electricians' are paid 35.6% 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 656,510 people employed as Electricians.
This represents around 0.47% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

SOC Code: 47-2111.00

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Comments

frank (No chance) says
nope, no chance its a trade
Aug 09, 2020 at 09:41 PM
anonymous (No chance) says
Electricians make complex decisions unique to individual situations and perform complex motor tasks which would be impossible to practically replicate with a robot. Truly no need to worry about this occupation becoming obsolete.
Jun 08, 2020 at 02:44 AM
Joe (No chance) says
If they can manufacture robots to do complex work and have the mobility to do an electricians work then no one will have a job.
May 14, 2020 at 04:32 AM
Nate (No chance) says
This job and other trade/construction jobs would require significant AI, and by the time we reach that the singularity will have passed, making the concept of "jobs" as we understand them obsolete.
Feb 23, 2020 at 02:44 AM
Jesse ready (No chance) says
I make anywhere from 300 to 1000 decisions per day based on extremely particular job circumstance. I would understand if the number were based on production electrician or one who is employed to troubleshoot the same piece of equipment everyday.
Dec 25, 2019 at 03:16 AM
Anonymous (Small chance) says
In my mind electrician is too complicated work to be taken by robots , moreover electrician duties are sometimes involved with repairing robots ,engines or other kinds of machines. :)
Dec 23, 2019 at 04:11 PM
Jesse the electrician says
I agree. Even IF there was a way to replace every aspect of what an electrician does they would still be needed to maintain the machines. The only thing I can see robots replacing is wire pulling. Other than that I’d say I picked a safe industry.
Dec 08, 2019 at 05:20 PM
anon (No chance) says
Will be one of the last professions to be automate especially in service. Definitely not an accountant.
Dec 08, 2019 at 05:15 PM
Tom (No chance) says
Electricians will be needed to fix robots
Sep 07, 2019 at 05:17 AM
john says
make it lowers
Jul 31, 2019 at 07:32 PM

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