English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
10%
risk level
POLLING
38%
Based on 72 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
6.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$74,280
or $35.71 per hour
Volume
57,680
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.6/10

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Automation risk

10% (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.

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

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

  • Originality

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Fine Arts

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

User poll

38% 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 10% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary' job openings is expected to rise 6.3% 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.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary' was $74,280, or $35 per hour

'English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary' were paid 60.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 57,680 people employed as 'English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary'.

Job description

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

SOC Code: 25-1123.00

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