These 5 jobs will be automated by the year 2030
you know what it is like A robot will come and do our job. Eventually, artificial intelligence (AI) will become self-sufficient and we will die anyway and don't need jobs. The point is, in much the same way we should have had flying cars by now, most of what we're going to hear didn't actually happen. But automation and the use of artificial intelligence continue to fuel everything from labor market issues to political debates over policies like universal basic income.
At least for the last 30 years, we've been told of an imminent human resource collapse. you know what it is like A robot will come and do our job. Eventually, artificial intelligence (AI) will become self-sufficient and we will die anyway and don't need jobs. The point is, in much the same way we should have had flying cars by now, most of what we're going to hear didn't actually happen. But automation and the use of artificial intelligence continue to fuel everything from labor market issues to political debates over policies like universal basic income.
Are jobs really being replaced?
In 2017, a McKinsey report cited the following statistics:
50% of work tasks are technically automated through the application of existing technologies.
More than 30% of jobs are technically automated in 6 out of 10 workshops.
The report also details the movement of the workforce. By 2030, automation could destroy up to 800 million jobs and 475 million employees worldwide. This number can easily trigger an alarm. It is a daunting scenario for 6% of the global workforce that must find new jobs due to automation. But things don't go as they seem.
Because in many cases the job is going nowhere. Conversely, automation and artificial intelligence will help develop work roles and make people more efficient. As a result, this will make businesses more successful, help economic growth and raise wages, which will stimulate consumption and further growth. Even where jobs are lost, the opportunities created by automation and artificial intelligence will lead to other jobs. Many of these jobs will be created in new industries and sectors, including the use of AI!
Here are five jobs about to be automated by the year 2030:
1. Travel Agent
It is argued that there is still demand travel agencies, so why should it be removed? However, as chatbot platforms become more sophisticated and the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry prolongs, travel agencies will soon decide to eliminate the human factor. Unfortunately, they won't be able to get rid of the annoying resort staff yet.
2. Taxi Drivers
Before Uber sold off its self-driving car division at the end of 2020, there was a joke that Uber drivers were trying to get rid of jobs as Uber reinvested millions of dollars in travel revenue into self-driving car projects. Automated Uber vehicles have their problems, but I still have a hard time understanding how taxi drivers won't become obsolete in the next decade. If you run a taxi company, paying someone to drive when you have a self-driving car is crazy! Demand could leave the human-driven taxi market, but it will be difficult to survive as automation lowers prices.
3. Store cashiers
A few years ago, I walked into a newsstand at a train station and took magazines and drinks to the cashier. Then she took me to the self-service area to complete my transaction! Now I have no doubts (because I ran one of these stores myself) she should achieve a KPI for % of customers using self-service registers, but come on! In-store cashier roles won't exist in a few years, at least in larger stores that can now scan and pack purchases while avoiding the dreaded message of "unattended in the parking area".
4. Fast-food cooks
Fast food restaurants are not shy to show that they are becoming less and less dependent on their staff. Many of them have already switched from checkout to self-service kiosks, so the next logical step is to move to the kitchen. Some companies, especially in the US, have already started using robotic technology to cut their workforce by flipping burgers and stacking sandwiches. Over time, your local McDonald's may end up with a handful of employees handing out orders by robots, but neither will this process be automatic!
5. Administrative legal jobs
These roles are already being threatened as they take on more and more legal management positions and assistants through automation and digital tools. Over the next decade, automation and digitization will advance even more and the need for people to perform these tasks will be even less. While some sectors are focused on AI, they aren't really needed for tasks like document preparation and contract review. Law firms looking to leverage technology can truly be successful by “going back to the basics” instead of choosing the tools that will most impress their clients.
Should I be concerned?
If you are working in a job that is at risk of disappearing within the next 10 years, it is natural to worry. However, you are more likely to move on to another job than simply to lose your job. You may also have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills through this course. To get an increasingly positive outlook on this, why not start your tech right now and see the advancement of your current position as a career change opportunity?!