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or $47.76 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (67)
Social Perceptiveness (47)
Assisting and Caring for Others (29)
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This occupation has been voted '51%' by our users to be fully automated within the next two decades.
Our visitors have voted that it's unclear if this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: a 65% chance of automation.
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Nuclear Technicians' job openings is expected to decline by -16.6% by 2031
'Nuclear Technicians' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Nuclear Technicians' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Nuclear Technicians' was $99,340, or $47.76 hourly
'Nuclear Technicians' are paid 117.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as nuclear technicians?
As of 2021 there were 5,360 people employed as Nuclear Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.004% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 26 thousand people are employed as Nuclear Technicians.
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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