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Will my job be taken over by a robot in the future?

by StudyMalaysia.com on September 25, 2019 | Top Stories

Will my job be taken over by a robot in the future? - StudyMalaysia.com

Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? Are you prepared for the change or… horrors, will you need to turn into a robot to survive?

With all the talk about the fourth industrial revolution, we know that there’s no denying that innovation is pushing forward and we are in for the ride whether we like it or not. Nanotechnology, 3D printing, cryptocurrencies, virtual assistants and more – are you ready for these technologies to be part of your everyday world or would you rather stick to a conventional career if you had the choice?

Interestingly, there’s a website called Will Robots Take My Job that will calculate the probability of a job being automated in the future.

So if you’re just beginning to explore your career options, it would be a great idea to make sure that the career you want still exists by the time you’re done with college or university.

It is said that the fields which will be least affected by automation are those where human qualities are essential, e.g. cookery, writing, tourism, design and medical care. Other areas that are more resistant to change include: media and entertainment, consumer products, healthcare, energy, professional services, ICT, mobility, infrastructure, and financial/investor services.

Here’s a quick look at the jobs that are the most and the least likely to be automated in the future according to Will Robots Take My Job. Ideally, you’d want to choose a job with low automation risk and high projected growth. Of course, don’t forget that choosing a job that is a good match for your skills and personality will ensure greater job satisfaction and success.

Top 20 jobs with lowest automation risk

Occupation Projected growth (by 2024) Automation risk
Recreational Therapists 12% 0.28%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers5%0.30%
Emergency Management Directors6%0.30%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers19%0.31%
Audiologists29%0.33%
Orthotists and Prosthetists23%0.35%
Occupational Therapists27%0.35%
Healthcare Social Workers19%0.35%
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers5%0.36%
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons18%0.36%
Dietitians and Nutritionists16%0.39%
Lodging Managers8%0.39%
Choreographers6%0.40%
Sales Engineers7%0.41%
Physicians and SurgeonsData not available0.42%
Instructional Coordinators7%0.42%
Psychologists, All Other10%0.43%
Dentists, General18%0.44%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education6%0.44%
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives4%0.44%

Top 20 jobs with highest automation risk

Occupation Projected growth (by 2024) Automation risk
Data Entry Keyers-4%99%
Cargo and Freight Agents7%99%
Mathematical Technicians-13%99%
Library Technicians5%99%
Insurance Underwriters-11%99%
Watch Repairers-26%99%
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers0%99%
Telemarketers-3%99%
Tax Preparers2%99%
Sewers, Hand-10%99%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators-33%99%
New Accounts Clerks-8%99%
Driver/Sales Workers5%98%
Credit Analysts6%98%
Etchers and Engravers-3%98%
Brokerage Clerks9%98%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks-8%98%
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators3%98%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks6%98%
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage-1%98%
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