Microbiologists

6.5/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
3%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
4.6%
by 2030
WAGES
$84,400
or $40.57 hourly
VOLUME
19,710
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 3% (Totally Safe)

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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 'Microbiologists' job openings is expected to rise 4.6% by 2030
'Microbiologists' 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 'Microbiologists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Microbiologists' was $84,400, or $40.57 hourly
'Microbiologists' are paid 101.2% 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 19,710 people employed as Microbiologists.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.

SOC Code: 19-1022.00

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Comments

Tomasz Szabat (Small chance) says
Some tasks can be automated easily, others not so much. There is a lot of repetitive, procedure followed asignments.
Sep 04, 2019 at 06:38 PM
Anon (No chance) says
Parts of the process can be automated, but ultimately there's a good amount of critical thinking that requires human intervention. Maybe fewer humans will be employed, as information can be collected by machines, but ultimately data analysis would fall to people.
Jun 22, 2019 at 03:11 AM
Bethany (Highly likely) says
It's extremely easy for robots to collect data - sorry!
Apr 14, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Anon says
Except that data collection is only a fraction of microbiology. Collecting data about illness in a community is one thing. Critically thinking and recognizing the underlying causes and where to look for them is not something machines will be able to do anytime soon. Someone will have to be telling the robots where to collect data from, after all - sorry!
Jun 22, 2019 at 03:14 AM

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