You have probably heard reports that many jobs will be taken over by robots in the future. While automation and artificial intelligence continue to skyrocket, there are some professions that are unlikely to be replaced by robots in the foreseeable future. For anyone worried about losing their job through automation, these are the top ten professions that technology can’t kill.
Even the best technology cannot replace good leaders. CEOs need to be able to connect with humans, something artificial intelligence has not yet learned. Even if they do, they will probably never be able to replace the intuition, creativity, and leadership that the head of a successful company must-have.
2. IT Managers and System Administrators
Even though the technology will be more automated and easy to use, it will always need “translators” – people who can act as a link between a company’s technology and its human employees. People working in the IT industry have a bright future ahead of them as companies weave more and more technology into their daily operations.
3. Production Managers
Even in the manufacturing industry, where many jobs have infamously been lost to automation, managers and supervisors are still needed to monitor these machines and keep production running. As long as humanity continues to need physical products, there must be someone to oversee the manufacturing process.
4. Graphic Designers
Computers cannot restore the creativity and imagination with which to create appealing and aesthetically pleasing graphic design works. You cannot design logos or advertising displays that attract the customer’s attention. While the graphic design sector faces strong competition, graphic designers are expected to be needed by most organizations in the future.
5. Healthcare Providers
Technology and artificial intelligence are unlikely to destroy many medical jobs. These tasks require sufficient human-to-human interaction and will not be taken over by machines in the foreseeable future, if at all. Dental hygienists, doctors and qualified nurses have very little to fear from the automation of jobs, as the medical sector continues to grow rapidly.
While digital learning platforms are increasingly being used and gaining in importance, the complex interpersonal interactions that occur when students are taught cannot be replaced or replicated by machines. Demand for teachers is currently high and, by all estimates, this will continue to be the case in the future.
Writing, especially fiction, requires both emotion and creativity, things that robots cannot imitate. While the writing sector is competitive, it is still in demand, be it for advertising texts, novels, non-fiction and screenplays, among other written works.
8. Marketing Professionals
Machines cannot think critically, develop creative solutions, or complex and multifaceted marketing strategies. Marketing plans must be drawn up for the exact situation of each company, and whether a plan works is not an exact science. For this reason, the careers of marketing professionals are secure for the time being.
9. Human Resources
It is unlikely that human resources professionals, like many other professions on this list, will soon be replaced by robots, as human interaction is at the heart of their role. They must be able to respond to changing workplace situations and resolve complex interpersonal conflicts between employees. They are also needed for the management of employee benefits and the recruitment process. This career is expected to grow on average for the foreseeable future.
Lawyers will not be replaced by technology. Court cases are far too nuanced for a software program to handle. While an average growth rate is expected for this profession in the next few years, lawyers have been around for centuries and they will continue to be an important part of our society.