The Job Is Likely to Be Taken Over by Robots in the Near Future.

The World Economic Forum expects automation and robots to eliminate 5.1 million jobs over the next five years . This is a scary thought, especially if you have one of these jobs that, in theory, could be done more efficiently (and cost effectively) with an automated machine.

This interactive graph (as shown below) from the McKinsey Global Institute is an influencer model for how automation can potentially replace some of the task-based work fields typically associated with each job. The model, which uses data from 2014 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows the different occupation fields, their average wages, how many workers there are in the US, and how many of those occupations can be automated.

If you work in a highly automated industry like manufacturing, office and administrative support, or food prep, it doesn’t hurt to start developing a second set of skills. At the same time, those in the technology, management and medical fields have less to worry about now. Robot rebellion isn’t exactly taking over the world tomorrow, but it’s clear that automation will make a big impact on the industry in the near future. You can read more about data and analysis here .

Automation Potential and Wages for US Jobs | McKinsey Global Institute via Fast Company


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