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Career (Con)Quest #25: The Future’s Coming

strip #25 the future is coming

Robots aren’t taking our jobs yet.

The entire Internet is buzzing about how AI & robotics are changing the realities of work cross-industry.

Indeed, many corporations are heavily investing in digitization and strive to adopt cutting-edge tech like co-bots, IoT, predictive analytics and all that jazz.

But most of such projects are in early pilot state: tested selectively at a smaller scale than most mainstream media makes us think.

Yes, digital skills (those beyond the basic computer literacy) are growing in-demand. But no, not everyone should panic about losing a job to a robot or an AI algorithm.

In fact, according to a joint Pearson & Nesta study, the following professions in the US will see in increased demand between 2020-2030:

  • Preschool, Primary, Secondary and Special Education School Teachers
  • Animal Care and Service Workers
  • Lawyers, Judges and Related Workers
  • Post-secondary Teachers
  • Engineers
  • Personal Appearance Workers
  • Social Scientists and Related Workers
  • Counselors, Social Workers and Other Community and Social Service Specialists
  • Librarians, Curators and Archivists
  • Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers
  • Other Management Occupations
  • Media and Communication Workers

Not quite the robo-jobs you’ve expected, eh?

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