This article was inspired by a lot of people asking us what are the jobs that are really safe? There are many jobs that are really hard to automate. So we came up with a list of 10 jobs safe from automation. Ofcourse there are aspects of these jobs that can be aided by business process automation. For the most part though, they are safe.
The demand for this job is at an all time high and just continues to increase it seems. You cant go wrong with this one. With huge opportunities and new openings being created every day. This is one of the safest and infact growing job there is. The growth in this one seems to be exponential.
Another job that is safe from automation. Infact one of those jobs that are highly unaffected by automation. Automation can aid these type of jobs but are nowhere near advanced enough to even think about replacing them.
This is a job to stay. This job most believe will never be automated and can never be automated. They are right for the most part. Although data gathering part can be automated to it. The elements in this that are not automate-able include personal insight and making sense of data. Just data in itself is not anything special. Making sense that is the real challenge in this one.
This is a controversial one. Most people feel and it is happening to some extent as well that surgeries can be automated. Although not completely, many feel that doctors (Especially surgeons can be replaced). However the technology is a long way off for that to happen. Plus there is more to doctors than surgeries.
Another one of those tasks that is really hard to automate. A teacher is more than just a knowledge imparter in most cases. They shouldnt be treated as such as well. Sure in terms of knowledge you can just go to youtube or many other websites and just get the information from there but everyone knows that the profession is much more than that. Teachers often become are ideals and more over than that shape our world view. Whether we like it or not.
6. Professional Trainer
Very similar to the teaching profession. A professional trainer is much more than a person who teaches skills. He is an expert who knows the tricks, the shortcuts. He knows what works in practicality not just theory. So this job is still as valuable as ever and cant be easily automated.
When you are a consultant, you are much more than an information giver. You try to understand the person as well and his/her special circumstances. This is not just a robotic transfer of knowledge, it expands much more than that. Good consultants play the role of trusted advisers not just passing on the information like a robot.
You need personal contacts and personal relations. A lot of people know this that business especially B2B are all about relationships. Same is the case with many B2C businesses these things cant be automated.
9. Private Equity
Yes the Private Equity job does rely on a lot of financial data and that part can be automated but it is like the consulting job much deeper than that. As any good investor will tell you. They are not necessarily looking for the idea but the execution of it. That part relies a lot on judging the founders. The founders passion for example is something cannot be measured by a robot.
10. Human Resource (Hiring)
Ofcourse setting up interviews and scheduling is easy. That can be automated. The other aspects of hiring specifically cannot be though. So when an HR is hiring, a lot of HR depends on evaluating the human being. This might be based on other qualities besides the normal whats his technical skill level or experience. This work includes mostly his character and other such qualities like drive and passion. Something again hard to do with automation.
Important Roles that cant be automated
1. Roles of mentor
One of those roles that cant be automated. That is it. No need to say anymore.
2. Role of Advisor
This is an interesting one. With the creation of new how to videos and new books everyday. This task has seen a downfall of sorts in recent years. With people opting for and looking at other directions as well. Still though this is one that cant be easily automated.
Automation has come a long way. Still though these are jobs that are hard to automate. Tell us what you think about the list, what jobs we should add and which jobs we got wrong.
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