Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

4.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $21.76 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 58% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
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quite important
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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 'Hazardous Materials Removal Workers' job openings is expected to rise 6.6% by 2030
'Hazardous Materials Removal Workers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Hazardous Materials Removal Workers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Hazardous Materials Removal Workers' was $45,270, or $21.76 hourly
'Hazardous Materials Removal Workers' are paid 7.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 44,010 people employed as Hazardous Materials Removal Workers.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.

SOC Code: 47-4041.00

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N (No chance) says
I do not think that the professions that are intertwined with humans can be done by robots. I believe that robots will be more effective in virtual environments and digital platforms. In addition, when this situation is in question, I think that after a while there will be communication difficulties and communication between people will be more difficult, so problems affecting the world may arise.
Jun 05, 2020 at 09:41 AM

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