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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Our visitors have voted that there is a small chance this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 14% chance of automation.
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The number of 'Epidemiologists' job openings is expected to rise 25.8% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Epidemiologists' was $78,520, or $37.75 per hour
'Epidemiologists' were paid 69.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 9,430 people employed as Epidemiologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.006% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 15 thousand people are employed as Epidemiologists.
Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.
SOC Code: 19-1041.00
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However, data interpretation and human impact those require more organic minds that process emotion a little bit better.
I will say that AI will augment many of the functions of the job and make us better able to contain and even prevent epidemics and that is ultimately what we exist to do.
There are however many roles within this profession that are not so easily automated because again they have to do with human care and concern.
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