Word Processors and Typists

risk level
Based on 57 votes
-38.2 %
by year 2032
or $22.33 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

100% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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

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  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

80% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's very probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 100% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Word Processors and Typists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Word Processors and Typists' job openings is expected to decline 38.2% 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.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Word Processors and Typists' was $46,450, or $22 per hour

'Word Processors and Typists' were paid 3.3% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 37,200 people employed as 'Word Processors and Typists' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 4 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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dhaarini (Highly likely) says
translation, converting sound to text are already well automated.
Sep 10, 2023 at 06:46 AM
Holly (Low) 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 (Uncertain) 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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