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

6.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $29.23 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 20% (No worries)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness
Assisting and Caring for Others
very important
quite important
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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 'Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education' job openings is expected to rise 7.5% by 2030
'Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education' is expected to be an average 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 'Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education' was $60,810, or $29.23 hourly
'Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education' are paid 45.0% 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 599,520 people employed as Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education.
This represents around 0.43% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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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 (Small chance) 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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