Most secure jobs are medical practitioners
Technology is expected to put 1.5 million people out of work as AI takes over roles performed by people.
Research conducted by Utility Bidder analysed 369 jobs to determine which jobs are more likely to become automated.
Routine and repetitive tasks in the workplace are easily replaced by AI as an algorithm is more likely able to carry out these tasks more quickly and efficiently than humans. Waiters are most at risk of losing their jobs; since the start of the pandemic, we’ve seen restaurants implement online ordering directly from tables resulting in fewer waiters needed to take food orders.
Shelf fillers can also be replaced by a robot counterpart as AI systems can easily be programmed to carry out repetitive tasks. Robots also don’t require an hourly wage.
Gender inequality in the workplace continues as women are more at risk of losing their jobs to automation with 70.2% of the roles threatened by automation currently occupied by women.
Young employees are also at risk as job roles for 20- to 24-year-olds are more likely to be automated than any other age group.
The most secure jobs include medical practitioners, higher education and teaching professionals, occupational therapists and physiotherapists, dental practitioners, and psychologists.
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