Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
20%
risk level
POLLING
27%
Based on 12 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
7.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$82,670
or $39.74 per hour
Volume
12,870
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
7.1/10

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Automation risk

20% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

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:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

User poll

27% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 20% chance of automation.

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Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary' job openings is expected to rise 7.6% 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.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary' was $82,670, or $39 per hour

'Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary' were paid 72.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 12,870 people employed as 'Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 11 thousand people are employed as 'Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary'.

Job description

Teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

SOC Code: 25-1067.00

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