Nuclear Technicians

3.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $47.76 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 65% (Robots are watching)

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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.

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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Edward M. (Likely) 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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