Postsecondary Teachers

risk level
Based on 350 votes
by year 2031
or $38.02 per hour
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from .


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Automation risk

13% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

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User poll

41% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, employees may be able to find reassurance in the automated risk level we have generated, which shows 13% chance of automation.

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


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of '' job openings is expected to rise 10.6% by 2031

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.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for '' was $79,080, or $38 per hour

'' were paid 70.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 1,380,290 people employed as '' within the United States.

This represents around 0.9% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 107 people are employed as ''.

Job description

This category comprises of these occupations:
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary

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jahamez (Highly likely) says
because some students do not like teachers
Jun 08, 2022 at 08:53 AM
Maddy (Low) says
Probably not going to happen because teachers need to adapt to their students and I doubt robotics will be able to do that.
Nov 17, 2021 at 08:23 AM
Marta (No chance) says
People need other people to explain to them the most complex topics, and they need someone who can answer all their doubts even if they are not well formulated. Robots can't do that.
Sep 27, 2021 at 10:52 PM

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