Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

2.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $21.45 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 88% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders' job openings is expected to rise 2.6% by 2030
'Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders' is expected to be a slow 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 'Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders' was $44,610, or $21.45 hourly
'Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders' are paid 6.3% 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 15,290 people employed as Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Operate or tend furnaces, such as gas, oil, coal, electric-arc or electric induction, open-hearth, or oxygen furnaces, to melt and refine metal before casting or to produce specified types of steel.

SOC Code: 51-4051.00

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Murdadog (Highly likely) says
They don't have a union, no sick days, no vacation days, they don't burn themselves, no insurance needed = no humans needed.
Sep 17, 2020 at 01:07 AM

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