Nuclear Technicians

risk level
Based on 36 votes
-16.6 %
by year 2032
or $48.91 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

66% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

User poll

50% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 66% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Nuclear Technicians will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Nuclear Technicians' job openings is expected to decline 16.6% 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.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Nuclear Technicians' was $101,740, or $48 per hour

'Nuclear Technicians' were paid 111.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 5,400 people employed as 'Nuclear Technicians' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 28 thousand people are employed as 'Nuclear Technicians'.

Job description

Assist nuclear physicists, nuclear engineers, or other scientists in laboratory, power generation, or electricity production activities. May operate, maintain, or provide quality control for nuclear testing and research equipment. May monitor radiation.

SOC Code: 19-4051.00


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matej (Uncertain) says
I think it is too risky to automate something nuclear, it can cause a disaster and kill many people and destroy the enviroment.
May 01, 2024 at 06:39 PM
Edward M. (Moderate) says
I work in the industry. We are building and testing expert systems to increase safety and eliminate human error.
The best way to eliminate human error is to eliminate the human.
Nov 03, 2019 at 04:10 PM

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