Molders, Shapers, and Casters
(Except Metal and Plastic)

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
95%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
19.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$39,590
or $19.03 per hour
Volume
39,060
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.2/10

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Automation risk

95% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' job openings is expected to rise 19.3% 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 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' was $39,590, or $19 per hour

'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' were paid 14.5% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 39,060 people employed as 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic'.

Job description

Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.

SOC Code: 51-9195.00

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Comments

thatonefeeling (Highly likely) says
Moulding could easily be done by a machine.
Jan 05, 2022 at 08:50 AM

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