Surgeons, All Other

risk level
Based on 390 votes
by year 2032
The median wage for this occupation is currently unknown
as of 2022

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Automation risk

0.0% (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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Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

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

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

User poll

31% 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 0.0% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Surgeons, All Other will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


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Sentiment over time (yearly)


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Surgeons, All Other' job openings is expected to rise 2.6% by 2032

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 25,910 people employed as 'Surgeons, All Other' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as 'Surgeons, All Other'.

Job description

All surgeons not listed separately.

SOC Code: 29-1249.00


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Because I believe that surgeons will be the ones operating the machines, given that these machines cannot take control of themselves and generate real and healthy results for the patients.
May 18, 2024 at 08:59 AM
Jabobski (No chance) says
Accidents in programing could cause fatal damage and lots of deaths
Apr 25, 2024 at 02:07 AM
Jimmy (No chance) says
because robots are most likely to make mistakes and kill people
Nov 14, 2023 at 01:10 AM
Hamood (No chance) says
Too complicated to make a robot that can do many surgeries. Too risky to put a robot in healthcare.
Oct 31, 2023 at 02:15 AM
Malala (No chance) says
Too many regulations in the medical industry
May 09, 2023 at 05:32 AM
Playmylevel (Highly likely) says
There are already robots that have been developed for surgery, and using robots instead of humans can allow for way more precision
Apr 24, 2023 at 05:23 PM
Jabobski Mahomi Skibidias Rizzi Misimgablo says
depends what type of surgery the robot will be performing
Apr 25, 2024 at 02:10 AM
Andrew (No chance) says
You need the interaction between the doctor and patient to read the body language and emphasise with him and have a perception about the pain
Mar 23, 2023 at 01:00 PM
Anonymous says
Surgeons won't be automated for a long time. Also, do you really think people would trust a robot? I sure wouldn't. All it takes is one malfunction or software error and you're finished.
Apr 04, 2022 at 10:05 AM
Elon Musk says
well, do you think humans don't have errors and make mistakes? Do you even understand how AI and robotics work? Doesn't sound like it.
Oct 09, 2023 at 02:37 PM
MJ says
I mean, all it takes is one slip of the hand for you to be finished as well. In the future, I don't see why AI would be less accurate than humans, as they don't have to account for human error. Surgery having a 0% automation risk is ludicrous. Of course you wouldn't trust it right now since AI is still in it's infancy age, but it will get far better than we could possibly imagine.
Jan 11, 2024 at 02:27 PM
Alexandra (Highly likely) says
We already have startups like Star, which want to automate and democratize surgeries. Even though we aren't there yet, I think that automated surgery can increase surgery quality while driving down prices.
Jan 27, 2022 at 06:43 PM
Karl says
I wouldn't lend much credence to that. Even if automated surgery were an option it would still require extensive supervision from actual surgeons. Surgeries are volatile endeavors involving volatile individuals. Possibilities that robots alone won't be able to account for at least for decades to come.
Dec 01, 2023 at 08:06 AM

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