Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
33%
risk level
POLLING
39%
Based on 101 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
2.1%
by year 2032
WAGES
$61,990
or $29.80 per hour
Volume
39,610
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.1/10

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Automation risk

33% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Originality

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

39% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 33% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 2.1% 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 2022, the median annual wage for 'Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians' was $61,990, or $29 per hour

'Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians' were paid 33.9% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 39,610 people employed as 'Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians' 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 'Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians'.

Job description

Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or adjust machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

SOC Code: 17-3027.00

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Comments

Randall (Low) says
Adding inputs may be automated, but anything requiring research can't be, especially when the data is pre-digital.
Apr 26, 2022 at 06:08 PM

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