Calculate the Odds that your Job will be Stolen by a ROBOT?

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[By staff reporters]

In an increasingly digital world the workforce is becoming more automated than ever before. In this decade we’ve faced the challenge of interactive POS systems impacting the retail employment sector, but what industries are next?

Understanding the future of your job role can help you plan your career path more effectively, and decide if it’s time to change direction.

Using NPR’s handy calculator you can see just how safe your job is from the robots. To save you some time we’ve listed the top industries and their rankings

  • Sales: 99% chance of being automated
  • Accountants: 93.5% chance of being automated
  • Retail: 92.3% chance of being automated
  • Programmers: 48% chance of being automated
  • Housekeeping: 68.8% chance of being automated
  • Lawyer: 3.5% chance of being automated
  • Teaching: >1% chance of being automated


Feeling pretty confident? Congratulations!





Even if you are a doctor, nurse, accountant or financial advisor – use the calculator to check it out.


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16 Responses

  1. Very long waiting times for Dr. Robot

    Using methods you can read about for yourself, in 2013 University of Oxford scholars predicted that health care is among the sectors least likely to be automated “by means of computer-controlled equipment.”

    Here’s their chart, with “Healthcare Practitioners and Technical” in dark green:

    Do not interpret this to mean that some functions of medicine won’t be automated (some already are). What it means is that health care sector jobs are not at high risk due to computerization. The nature of those jobs may change, due to automation, but their numbers are very unlikely to do so.

    A. Frakt PhD via Dr. DE Marcinko MBA


  2. Your Industry Is Being Disrupted
    [Here’s What You Need to Know – FAs]

    It’s not where automated advice stands today, but what it will be five years from now that has industry observers paying attention.

    Here’s what you need to know.

    Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA


  3. ROBO Hotels

    A businessman in Japan has unveiled a hotel run by robots, insisting the move is not a gimmick but a serious attempt at reducing costs.

    NO job is safe.



  4. Rise of the Machines

    “We are convinced the machine can do better than human anesthesiologists.”



  5. Robo Employment

    Robots will steal our jobs, but they’ll give us new ones too.



  6. Battle For Supremacy
    [Robo-Advisors Versus Financial Advisors]

    Robo-advisors have brought simplicity to the investment world.

    Are financial advisors obsolete – or just marginalized?



  7. Robots will do almost every job better than humans

    A 2013 Oxford study projected that an estimated 47% of all employment in the United States is at risk of being automated.



  8. The Future of Doctors?

    In the age of spiritual machines Ray Kurzweil in 2001 predicted: By 2020, a $1,000 computer will match processing speed of the human brain – 20 billion calculations per second. And, by 2030 it would simulate the brain power of a small village about 1,000 human minds.


    Ann Miller RN MHA


  9. Doctors

    Robots haven’t yet replaced doctors, but they are working hand in hand with them. “Watson,” a supercomputer created by IBM has begun working with more than 10 hospitals in the U.S. It can recommend treatment for various types of cancer and can even detect skin cancer …. wrote Raj Kosarajurecently.

    IBM is also leveraging artificial intelligence specifically, it’s the much heralded AI technology Watson, to offer patients better cancer treatment. In a trial conducted with the New York Genome Center, Watson is scanning mutations found in brain cancer patients and matching them with available treatments.

    Doctors are still obviously reluctant to give up total control to machines. However, when a patient sees that the always attentive AI provided a correct treatment plan for a fraction of the cost of an overworked doctor, he/she may prefer to continue to interact with the machine.

    Other robots have already conducted surgeries alongside doctors. At “Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust”, AI-machines assist in operations of the kidneys where time is crucial.



  10. Podiatrist is ‘Hardest to Fill’ Job

    The American Staffing Association (ASA) released Dec. 16 its Skills Gap Index, listing the hardest-to-fill occupations in the United States for the third quarter of 2015. The top 10 positions were:

    1. Podiatrists

    2. Photographic process workers and processing machine operators

    3. Occupational therapists

    4. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

    5. Psychiatrists

    6. Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists

    7. Internists, general

    8. Physical therapists

    9. Speech-language pathologists

    10. Occupational therapy assistants

    The ASA Skills Gap Index was established by the American Staffing Association, using a hiring indicator developed by ASA corporate partner CareerBuilder. The hiring indicator measures the level of difficulty to fill a specific occupation based on demand, supply of active candidates, and all individuals working in that occupation.

    Source: Advance Healthcare Network [12/30/15]


  11. Go ROBO

    As we have seen, Robo–advisors, which give low-cost, automated advice online, often target millennial, tech–savvy investors. But, there are indications older generations are already adopting these services, too.

    Half of all banking customers say they would be interested in adopting robo-advisory services, according to a June survey by A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm.

    Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA


  12. Will The Medical Tricorder From Star Trek Become Real?

    Analyzing disease instantly: the medical tricorder has been one of the most exciting futuristic technologies in medicine since Star Trek. But, will it ever get to the black bag of General Practitioners?

    Read more:

    Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA


  13. Pepper robot to work in Belgian hospitals

    Pepper, the humanoid robot programmed to “understand” human emotions, is to take a new job – as a receptionist in two Belgian hospitals.

    It will be the robot’s first foray into healthcare after previous deployments in shopping centers, banks and train stations.



  14. Robo JDs

    Automation is often associated with manufacturing jobs, but office jobs are also taking a hit. The legal profession is a case in point: AI-powered software that eliminate thousands of hours of work is causing a major shift in the tasks required of paralegals and entry level lawyers.



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