Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
95%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-4.2 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$39,860
or $19.16 per hour
Volume
14,460
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.2/10

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Automation risk

95% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

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Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers' job openings is expected to decline 4.2% 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

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers' was $39,860, or $19 per hour

'Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers' were paid 13.9% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 14,460 people employed as 'Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 10 thousand people are employed as 'Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers'.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form continuous filaments from synthetic materials, such as liquid polymer, rayon, and fiberglass.

SOC Code: 51-6091.00

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