This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.

0% probability

of automation

9.9% growth

projected to 2026

26,300 employed

currently in the US

$89,320 annual wage

US, median

What they do

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Excludes "Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1042) who teach biochemistry.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 0% likely to be automated. It ranks of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 26,300 people have this job. They earn $89,320 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $2,349,116,000 in annual economic value.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 9.9% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 28,900 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).