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Writers and Authors
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or $33.42 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (60)
Assisting and Caring for Others (33)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (22)
not very important
Impact of Chat GPT on this occupation
We've received many comments and emails about Chat GPT and it's impact on this occupation. It's very impressive software, so people are understandably worried and/or excited.
However, something important to note with regards to the score we've calculated here, is that this occupation is comprised of many different types of job roles. Some examples of these include Advertising Writer, Blurb Writer, Copywriter and Screenwriter.
Some roles/tasks are more susceptible than other's to being automated by Chat GPT, but the score we've calculated is one that's an amalgamation of all of them.
Unfortunately, the source for our data (o*net) doesn't split this category up to the individual roles, so we can't calculate a score for each of them. If they do at some point in the future, we'll do the same, and generate scores accordingly.
Writing occupations aren't dead, but they are changing, so the best advice we can offer is to keep up to date with the latest developments, and use the tools available to your advantage.
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Writers and Authors' job openings is expected to rise 4.1% by 2031
'Writers and Authors' is expected to be an average 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 'Writers and Authors' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Writers and Authors' was $69,510, or $33.42 hourly
'Writers and Authors' are paid 51.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as writers and authors?
As of 2021 there were 49,410 people employed as Writers and Authors within the United States.
This represents around 0.04% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as Writers and Authors.
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.
SOC Code: 27-3043.00
Will Chat GPT spell the end of blogging?
Here's a very informative video from Ricky Kesler from Income School about Chat GPT as it relates to blogging (and SEO). We think it contains great advice, and can be applied to all sorts of writing job roles, not just bloggers.
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