Validation Engineers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
48%
risk level
POLLING
48%
Based on 16 votes
LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
10.2%
by year 2032
WAGES
$96,350
or $46.32 per hour
Volume
321,400
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 Industrial Engineers.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.7/10

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Automation risk

48% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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

48% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 48% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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






Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Industrial Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 10.2% 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

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Industrial Engineers' was $96,350, or $46 per hour

'Industrial Engineers' were paid 108.1% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 321,400 people employed as 'Industrial Engineers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.22% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 460 people are employed as 'Industrial Engineers'.

Job description

Design or plan protocols for equipment or processes to produce products meeting internal and external purity, safety, and quality requirements.

SOC Code: 17-2112.02

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