risk level
Based on 24 votes
by year 2032
or $26.00 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

25% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

17.7% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a minimal chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 25% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Embalmers' job openings is expected to rise 3.5% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

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


Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Embalmers' was $54,090, or $26 per hour

'Embalmers' were paid 12.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 3,380 people employed as 'Embalmers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 44 thousand people are employed as 'Embalmers'.

Job description

Prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements.

SOC Code: 39-4011.00


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FuneralFish says
It'd be kinda cool if I could get some AI *help* with this. Like, I tell the AI "this person has edema in their right leg, died from renal failure, and has a pacemaker" and the bot would calculate the perfect mix of fluid and rate of flow. But it'll be a long time before robots get the dexterity to raise and tie off a vein. Those things break easily.
Jun 18, 2024 at 10:33 PM
T (Low) says
Robots determining what arteries to use, raise, inject and suture? Not in my lifetime.
Jan 29, 2023 at 12:00 AM

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