Validation Engineers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
48%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
10.2%
by 2031
WAGES
$96,350
or $46.32 hourly
VOLUME
321,400
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.7/10

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.

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

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

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Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Validation Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 10.2% 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 Sep 2023.

Wages

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Validation Engineers' was $96,350, or $46.32 per hour

'Validation 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 Validation 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 Validation 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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