5 Jobs Technology Will Soon Be Replacing
5 Jobs Technology Will Soon Be Replacing
Is your job or profession on the list? Do you really believe that technology has the ability to someday replace humans in every job?
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Over the last several years, researchers and technology enthusiasts have speculated that technology would someday eliminate the need for humans in the workplace. In fact, it was predicted that by 2033, approximately 47% of the jobs in the United States would be automated thanks to modern technology.
Despite this news, many technologists suggest that technology replacing humans is not something that’s new. In fact, over the last several decades, workers have been displaced at an insurmountable rate because of the sophistication of technology. The question being posed now is: What happens to those who become displaced specifically when they have no other career aspirations?
So while your job may be safe in 2017, there’s no guarantee it will be safe in 2033. There is nothing you can do to stop the job automation shift from happening; however, there are several ways in which you can prepare for it as the industry shifts. Here are five jobs that, according to reports, will soon be replaced by new advancements in technology:
1. Financial and Sports Reporters
Gathering information and data can seem like a never-ending job for journalists. But as technology continues to evolve, the grind for journalists continues to lessen. In 2014, the Associated Press took a huge leap in the quest for easily mining data by automating their corporate earning reports using software from Automated Insights and data from Zacks Investment Research.
2. Fast Food Workers
The end of fast food as we know it may finally be here. If the end is not here, it’s on the way. McDonald's recently launched a brand new “Create Your Taste” touchscreen kiosks that allow you to build your own burgers while also ordering your food. According to reports, these brand new kiosks have the ability to not only offer convenience but also improve your fast food ordering accuracy. And if fast food chains are worried about a decline in customers due to its change in electronic ordering, think again. Research has shown that over 70 percent of millennials prefer to order electronically versus with a cashier.
For years, medical doctors have been in the safe zone as it relates to potentially losing their jobs to technology; however, recently, things have changed. Johnson & Johnson’s Sedates system, which has been approved by the FDA, has the ability to help automate the delivery of low-level anesthesia during procedures such as colonoscopies. This new system will not only improve the efficiency of a colonoscopy but also costs almost half of what it would cost to have an anesthesiologist on call.
4. Law Firm Associates
When choosing a law firm to take on a large lawsuit, you should consider the millions of documents you may have to sift through while preparing for trial. These documents are traditionally reviewed by employees such as entry-level lawyers or perhaps a paralegal. Thanks to modern technology, however, these endless amounts of paperwork can now be completed thanks to a new software system created specifically to use syntactic analysis and keyword recognition to scan through endless amounts of documentation.
5. Online Marketers
As online marketing continues to increase in popularity, digital marketers have worked diligently to find ways to automate and analyze algorithms to determine customer behaviors. Natural language software firm Pseudo has begun to do just that: Automate. This brand new software not only analyzes subject lines but also doubles the number of messages opened compared to the emails that humans write. On the other side of online marketing, there is also software being created to enhance programmatic ad buying. This software will make it possible for people to no longer have to decide where to place ads in magazines. The software will focus on ad placement for you. The automation in online marketing is no surprise to industry insiders because online marketing was actually created specifically to automate everyday marketing tasks.
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