Word Processors and Typists

1.3/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $21.17 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 100% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Word Processors and Typists' job openings is expected to decline by -38.2% by 2031
'Word Processors and Typists' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Word Processors and Typists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Word Processors and Typists' was $44,030, or $21.17 hourly
'Word Processors and Typists' are paid 3.8% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as word processors and typists?

As of 2021 there were 41,930 people employed as Word Processors and Typists within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as Word Processors and Typists.

Job description

Use word processor, computer, or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned.

SOC Code: 43-9022.00


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Holly (Small chance) says
Entire court cases had to be redone because they tried and have it done by robots. Most likely this one will always be a need unless we get insaaaainly better tech
Apr 10, 2021 at 04:08 AM
Felipe (Could go either way) says
robots would most probably make mistakes and someone would be needed to check over
Sep 27, 2019 at 08:25 AM

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