Middle School Teachers
(Except Special and Career/Technical Education)

risk level
Based on 168 votes
by year 2032
or $29.71 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

17% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

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

  • Social Perceptiveness

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

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Negotiation

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

User poll

28% 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 17% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education' job openings is expected to rise 4.1% 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.


Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education' was $61,810, or $29 per hour

'Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education' were paid 33.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 611,120 people employed as 'Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education' within the United States.

This represents around 0.41% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 241 people are employed as 'Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education'.

Job description

Teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level.

SOC Code: 25-2022.00


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EM (Moderate) says
AI will be the source for content/lessons in-person learning will be reserved for the affluent.
May 08, 2023 at 05:00 PM
Mun seosol says
I don't think it's going to be replaced by robots because it's a job to maintain close relationships with students.
Nov 06, 2020 at 05:48 AM
ㄱㅁㅈ says
Teachers also have a duty to educate students about their morality and personality. A.I. will never be able to do this.
Nov 06, 2020 at 12:34 AM
Benedict says
Being a teacher is really complex and unique. I do not think a robot can do it.
Jun 08, 2020 at 02:51 AM
Suman Raghuram (No chance) says
Children need validation and a teacher s comment and praise which boosts their confidence. This cannot be done by AI.

AI is too unemotional and this does not work.
Mar 12, 2020 at 05:10 PM
Jeff (No chance) says
As a teacher, there is too much of a human element to rely solely on technology to do this work.
Dec 16, 2019 at 03:42 PM
Isabel Radka (No chance) says
The human element is too important
Oct 28, 2019 at 10:39 PM
Alexander (Low) says
Kinda hard for a machine to listen to students, make questions properly and have discipline. Teaching humanity and values isn't a task a robot can do from my point of view. At least not in the approx. 20 years.
May 12, 2019 at 03:52 AM
Steven says
“Discipline” needs to be removed from schools as it is discriminatory and dehumanising. If you’re talking about teachers having self-discipline, that is not something an AI would need. Computers have limitless stamina and focus.
Jul 13, 2020 at 11:03 AM
Clark Yang says
Since teachers have different ways of thinking to their students, and they have to prepare different plans and ways of teaching in order to help their students to learn. Since Artificial Intelligence may not have emotion as humans do, they can’t use the same ways of teaching to different types of students.
Apr 03, 2019 at 06:01 AM
Steven says
AI can be adaptive, what utter nonsense.
Jul 13, 2020 at 11:01 AM

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