Model Makers, Wood

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
52%
risk level
POLLING
57%
Based on 19 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
7.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$46,940
or $22.57 per hour
Volume
720
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.8/10

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Automation risk

52% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Originality

User poll

57% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 52% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Model Makers, Wood will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Model Makers, Wood' job openings is expected to rise 7.3% 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.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Model Makers, Wood' was $46,940, or $22 per hour

'Model Makers, Wood' were paid 1.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 720 people employed as 'Model Makers, Wood' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 205 thousand people are employed as 'Model Makers, Wood'.

Job description

Construct full-size and scale wooden precision models of products. Includes wood jig builders and loft workers.

SOC Code: 51-7031.00

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Comments

Petis (Low) says
Hard for a robots doing small scale labor in a low volume factory producing wood goods, but hey, never say never.
Sep 19, 2023 at 10:15 AM
Bernard Everstein (No chance) says
I mean they will certainly cut into the crafting of model making but never into design
Oct 20, 2020 at 09:00 PM

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