Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is a very popular topic right now. Many common tasks and processes that used to be done in person are now being automated online with minimal human interaction. Because of this, advances in AI can lead to some jobs becoming obsolete. However, there are certain public-facing professions that have a very low chance of automation based on the skills and knowledge needed to perform the job. U.S. Career Institute created a graphic that outlines 65 jobs that have a 0% risk of being replaced by artificial intelligence and ranked them by expected growth:
The jobs that have the lowest risk of being replaced by automation are jobs that require skills that cannot be replicated by technology including interpersonal relationships and emotional intelligence. While technology is rapidly improving, some things cannot yet be replaced by computers.
These are some of the industries that have the lowest risk of being replaced including jobs that appear on the graphic:
- Healthcare (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, mental health counselors, physical therapists, orthotists/prosthetists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, dermatologists)
- Education (nursing instructors/teachers, psychology teachers, social work teachers, art/drama/music teachers, anthropology/archeology teachers)
- Science (bioengineers/biomedical engineers, soil/plant scientists, physicists)
- Social workers and therapists (marriage/family therapists, art therapists, music therapists, healthcare social workers, mental health/substance abuse social workers)
- Safety workers (firefighters, paramedics, first-line supervisors of firefighter and safety workers)
Overall, many medical and physical professions will require to be in-person for the foreseeable future due to the nature of the job. Patients will still have to be examined by a professional to be diagnosed or prescribed medication, even though telemedicine has improved significantly in recent years. Do you see your profession on the list?