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THE LAST JOB ON EARTH – WHAT JOBS WILL FALL TO AUTOMATION

Just about every field today is susceptible to automation and the changes that are being seen in the current technological revolution. Whether you look at education, healthcare, insurance, law, energy,  biotech, infotech or even nanotech, you will find a sector that is alive with transformational change.   Everyone, right now, is wide open to revolutionary transformational developments. The only limitation we have is our ability to exploit them; that’s the only limitation we have.Automation is being slowly integrated into the world under our very noses.

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by Unreplaceables.com

THE EVER EVOLVING WORLD OF WORK  

Our society has always had an evolving workplace. Jobs come and go, but this reality may not be understood by many. Artificial intelligence may be changing the employment landscape, but a similar scenario occurred not too long ago.

Farming in the United States used to be the hub of employment activity in the 1600s and 1700s. The Industrial Revolution changed everything in the late 1700s and early 1800s, however. Farming wasn’t the only opportunity. People moved from rural to urban areas in order to find jobs in factories and alongside the latest machines.

Society moved with the times. This strategy can be possible with automated technology today.

“The industrial revolution changed everything”

THE TRANSITION HAS STARTED  

Moving with the times is a daunting thought to many people. In some positions, there is no movement in a different direction. You either have a job or not.

Our society both loves and hates technology. It makes life easier in some aspects, such as:

• Reducing the time to make something

• Increasing our comfort levels

• Making us safer

Frustrations arise with technology when people seem to be pushed to the side. Your assembly job may be obsolete with the purchase of a robotic arm that performs the work at a much faster and precise pace. All across the world, there are people who are currently training up robots to replace them and many are blissfully unaware this is taking place.

BEING COMPLACENT   

There are two types of people when it comes to concern about artificial intelligence and employment statuses. You are either worried about automated changes or overlooking their importance. The University of Oxford makes a good point about jobs and their ability to be automated. Today’s changes aren’t limited to just robotic devices on an assembly line either. Self-driving cars might take you to the movies one day without the help of a taxi driver, for example.

Being aware of potential changes in your workplace is critical to your success. If automated processes are just on the horizon, it’s time to prepare for a major change.

DIVING INTO ECONOMIC ASPECTS   

Being concerned about your job is only part of the societal change that occurs with robots entering nearly every sector. A thriving economy is necessary for an ample supply of jobs. Every region has a different culture when it comes to employment.

Consider these scenarios:

• Automated processes take over the majority of middle- and low-income job positions

• High-income jobs become the norm

The world is already seeing a huge growth in inequality with the gap between the rich and  poor widening all the time. We could be looking at a future where this problem only gets worse…possibly alot worse.

FOCUSSING ON THE BUSINESS ASPECTS   

Our society should be concerned about this possible future. Every day workers may not realize the implications of robots for both themselves and the business owners. Businesses gravitate toward automated strategies because of cost factors.

Employing people to perform a job is expensive for these particular reasons, such as:

• Payroll expenditures

• Worker’s Compensation coverage

• Benefits

• Downtime due to human error or sickness

From a business’s perspective, it makes sense to add automation wherever possible. There are fewer costs across the board after the initial investment. Robotics can also be more precise than humans, which ultimately sells the idea in the workplace.

“Become a super learner”

LEARN NEW SKILLS 

Perhaps one of the best ways to stay “robot proof” is to gain new skills. In fact, it’s imperative that everyone becomes a bit more versatile in the workplace. Your skill set cannot be a narrow pathway toward a particular career anymore.

Don’t lament that the only skills that you can gain today are IT related. This coursework is obvious when it comes to the technologically driven world, but there are other options.

In many ways, there are even more opportunities in the future that don’t involve a person sitting in front of a computer. You must simply be creative about your schooling and open to several career pathways.

LEANING TOWARDS PEOPLE SKILLS   

There are literally thousands of jobs in the world today. How can you know which jobs are safe from automated practices? According to ABC News, professions that deal with people won’t be so severely impacted by the coming changes.

For the most part, computers can control other computers. People still need a human to help them with certain needs, however. Fitness trainers, healthcare workers and human-resources professionals are prime examples of people-skill driven careers.

Take a look at your job today, and consider its level of people-skill requirements. If you work independently or with a computer for most of the day, think about broadening your career prospects before an automated scenario occurs.

For the most part, computers can control other computers. People still need a human to help them with certain needs, however. Fitness trainers, healthcare workers and human-resources professionals are prime examples of people-skill driven careers.

UNDERSTANDING NEW JOB CREATION   

While it is true that many jobs will fall in the coming technological revolution, it’s also a fact that new technologies always create jobs for people too.

Consider social media manager, cybersecurity or identity-theft management. These positions weren’t in our lexicon a decade ago. Currently, these computer-analyst positions are some of the fastest growing jobs in the world, according to Investopedia.

Research the jobs that are being formed out of the technology boom today. You might be surprised at the fascinating opportunities.

PROTECTING CERTAIN PROFESSIONS   

Keeping a steady job is the goal of most professionals. No one enjoys uncertainty. If you want to change careers as technology grows around you at a current job, look into certain industries that are almost untouched by automated alterations. The human mind and creative spirit permeate each one of these jobs, which makes them difficult to replace with a robot figure.

A. Healthcare Workers

Robotic devices can complete a set of protocols, but they cannot keep up with frequent changes in their environment. The healthcare world is both a science and art. Doctors use their vast, knowledge base to determine diagnoses, prognoses and best practices. There are no clear paths to recovery.

Almost every healthcare job, from nurses in the ER to assistants taking vital signs, cannot be replaced by machines. The human body is just too complex to create a code that will care for it as effectively as a schooled doctor.

B. Creative Positions

The human mind has come up with music to relax to and art to enjoy in museums. Automated coding cannot replace creative thought. There are numerous positions where creativity is the main skill, including:

• Teaching languages

• Writers

• Musicians

• Artists

• Designers

Creativity has yet to be coded into a computer, and this concept will probably never come into being either. A creative mind is something that’s unique to the human species. Strive for a career that’s based on primal talents that sparked evolution to begin with. Robotic alternatives won’t follow these professions.

C. Sales Representatives

The art of selling a product or service will always require a human mind. This profession is largely based on psychology, reports the University of Pennsylvania. Salespeople use encouragement, emotions and other mental strategies to ultimately sell an item to you.

Machines are perfectly suited toward an automatic response. A vending machine is a good example of a machine “selling” a product. However, the buyer already wants the item. There’s no “upselling” or adding on items that may not be on their minds right now. Humans will always be needed for this profession.

“Train yourself to become more flexible”

BEING FLEXIBLE AND QUICK TO ADAPT   

The world keeps changing. Skills gained five years ago may already be outdated. This scenario occurs in almost any industry.

Be as adaptable as possible by continuing your education. Formal, college degrees don’t have to be the only goal either. Consider training courses that might span a few weeks. Your employer may have classes offered by vendors and clients that improve your outlook on the industry.

Adapting your skills in certain sectors, especially education, will make your career almost immune from automated changes, reports Fortune Magazine.

KEEPING YOUR JOB   

You’re an educator or healthcare professional. Being rendered obsolete isn’t a major concern. However, you must move with the times when necessary.

Your employer may add an automated component to your workplace, from a specialized computer to robotic arm. Welcome these items into the workplace by following a few tips from the professionals, such as:

• Being eager to learn about the benefits of the automated item

• Participating in training sessions

When you work alongside these devices, your worth tends to grow with the employer. If the technology ever breaks down, you can help with client support or give insight into the issue that ultimately saves the device from further downtime.

MANAGING THE AUTOMATION

The original concept of “climbing the corporate ladder” is still possible as automated processes permeate the business world. You want to keep your job, but a promotion might be your next goal. Consider the world of management.

Executives will be needed for management as it pertains to automated devices and machines. Going back to school for management skills is a clever way to make your mark in this profession. As noted with the change from low-income to high-income jobs, it makes sense that more executive positions will open up in the future. Those machines still need human-driven management, from scheduling maintenance to dealing with unexpected downtime.

BROADENING THE CREATIVE SPECTRUM  

Our world is full of people with unique talents and insights. With technology moving at the speed of light, it’s critical to think outside of the box. There are many other jobs that are creative although they may not immediately come to mind.

Designers, dancers and chemical scientists are examples of creative positions without automated tendencies, reports Nesta. Think about other positions that might interest you, such as:

• Public-relations specialists

• Architects

• Marketing professionals

CONNECTING ACROSS THE GLOBE 

Keep in mind that every economy is different. Workers must be flexible with their career goals as the economy ebbs and flows. Pay attention to the nation’s news in order to see patterns. One sector may be more popular than another one, depending on the nation’s needs.

In the end, it’s important to stay informed about the latest technology impacting the business sectors. Future jobs will be different. Changing with the times must be part of your lifelong plan. Think of automated changes as motivation to improve yourself.

Machines may perform a lot of work, but they cannot replace the human mind. Be part of a new revolution where your creative spirit drives a product or service.

Become Unreplaceable.

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So is the situation hopeless? Are robots and artificial intelligence destined to replace our jobs? While that may be the case for many, it doesn't need to be for you. Join the Unreplaceables and together we will make you futureproof. 

JOIN THE UREPLACEABLES FOR FREE!

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