Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

1.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $22.45 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 96% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
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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 'Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders' job openings is expected to decline by -6.4% by 2031
'Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders' was $46,690, or $22.45 hourly
'Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders' are paid 2.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as metal-refining furnace operators and tenders?

As of 2021 there were 15,540 people employed as Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders within the United States.
This represents around 0.011% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders.

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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