Four Robot Jobs Of The Near Future: What’s The Chance You’ll Be Replaced?

Published December 1, 2015
Updated February 1, 2018
Published December 1, 2015
Updated February 1, 2018

A new study from Oxford University has calculated the exact percent chance your job will be taken over by robots within the next 20 years. Read on and--especially waiters, truck drivers, and even rock stars--beware.

General Motors Unimate Robot Jobs

The first industrial robot (Unimate, launched in 1961) worked with heated die-casting machines at a General Motors assembly plant. Image Source: Snipview

Today, a supercomputer the size of your palm–your smartphone–can answer all your burning questions in a matter of seconds, and 46% of Americans claim they could not live without it.

Machines can now do dangerous factory work more efficiently than any human ever could, they may soon be fighting our wars, and technological breakthroughs have made it so that almost anything can be done with the push of a button.

Industrial Robot Jobs

Industrial robots working in the manufacturing industry today. Image Source: Isolation Tech

Every piece of innovative machinery–from the microwaves in our kitchens to the cars in our driveway–has allowed us to live more convenient and less labor-intensive lives. But what will happen when our day-to-day job becomes automated?

According to a study done by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne of Oxford University, our current technological boom will put nearly 47% of the U.S. workforce at risk of losing their jobs within 20 years.

Surprising though they may be, here are four of the first jobs that will become completely robotized…

Briana Jones
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