Histotechnologists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
87%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
6.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$60,780
or $29.22 per hour
Volume
334,380
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 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
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Automation risk

87% (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

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 6.6% 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

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians' was $60,780, or $29 per hour

'Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians' were paid 26.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 334,380 people employed as 'Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians' within the United States.

This represents around 0.22% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 454 people are employed as 'Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians'.

Job description

Apply knowledge of health and disease causes to evaluate new laboratory techniques and procedures to examine tissue samples. Process and prepare histological slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by pathologists. May solve technical or instrument problems or assist with research studies.

SOC Code: 29-2011.04

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