Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
88%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
19.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$43,310
or $20.82 per hour
Volume
38,480
as of 2023

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.4/10

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Automation risk

88% (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:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' job openings is expected to rise 19.3% 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

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' was $43,310, or $20 per hour

'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' were paid 9.9% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 38,480 people employed as 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic'.

Job description

Shape molten glass according to patterns.

SOC Code: 51-9195.04

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Comments

Luis (No chance) says
There is a vast automation industry already in glass, but it shouldn't grow anymore, this is a really complex task for machine learning.
Oct 23, 2021 at 04:27 PM

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