(Except Hydrologists and Geographers)

6.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $40.23 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 19% (No worries)

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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 'Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers' job openings is expected to rise 5% by 2031
'Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers' was $83,680, or $40.23 hourly
'Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers' are paid 82.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers?

As of 2021 there were 23,620 people employed as Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers.

Job description

Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, and oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.

SOC Code: 19-2042.00


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Moyin Ade says
As a student Geologist I agree but I think you’ll still need a Geologist to program the robot. Even in Car manufacturing assembly line still has engineers. Correct/advise me if I’m wrong.👍
Nov 29, 2020 at 12:03 AM
Faisal Ali says
When your talking about a (Geologist) this occupation isn't really going to be ''automated'' cause' this work needs to be done by a human not really by computerized bots. I disagree with that but let's say an archaeologist place it'll be possible to replace the work of an archaeologist by AI cause recently AI has discovered some archaeological data that was yrs ago.

I believe that this occupation will still live. It will not most likely be taken by AI I'm 100% confident.
Apr 29, 2020 at 11:13 PM
E says
Paleontologists probably not. While robots can have extreme precision, humans can see things which AI programs can't
Aug 08, 2019 at 05:14 AM
leo says
AI can see things that human can't see, not the opposite.
Aug 06, 2020 at 04:47 PM

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