Semiconductor Processing Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
96%
risk level
POLLING
56%
Based on 20 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.4%
by year 2032
WAGES
$44,690
or $21.48 per hour
Volume
23,860
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.3/10

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Automation risk

96% (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.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

User poll

56% 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: 96% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Semiconductor Processing Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 3.4% 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 'Semiconductor Processing Technicians' was $44,690, or $21 per hour

'Semiconductor Processing Technicians' were paid 3.5% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 23,860 people employed as 'Semiconductor Processing Technicians' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as 'Semiconductor Processing Technicians'.

Job description

Perform any or all of the following functions in the manufacture of electronic semiconductors: load semiconductor material into furnace; saw formed ingots into segments; load individual segment into crystal growing chamber and monitor controls; locate crystal axis in ingot using x-ray equipment and saw ingots into wafers; and clean, polish, and load wafers into series of special purpose furnaces, chemical baths, and equipment used to form circuitry and change conductive properties.

SOC Code: 51-9141.00

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