Nothing lasts forever in this world, a clear example of this is life itself that has an expiration date that will one day come.
However, more than for that reason, it is because of the technological advance that is at the forefront at incredible levels every day that the most common jobs can disappear in a few years, for what reason? Well, simply, because today they are testing new, more automated and virtual methods that can handle some of the traditionally human-made jobs more easily and quickly.
So we can see in the future jobs that are directly related to the handling of virtual issues, online business, big data and digital consumption. So we must be prepared to face this change that, although it seemed to be a prediction a couple of years ago, is now a very tangible reality.
If you want to know which will be those jobs that will disappear in the coming years, don’t miss the following article where we will talk about it.
Why are there jobs that are threatened in the future?
The answer to this question is very simple and somewhat harsh: it is because these jobs will become obsolete. Thanks to the advances in automated technology, where we can find more efficient, practical and quick management programs that previously could only be done manually. This is an advantage for users and consumers who will not have to go to the specific site to carry out their transactions, but can do so from the comfort of their computers at home.
Also bringing benefits to public and private companies as they can save extra salary costs. Although of course, they must invest in the quality of the programs, maintenance and updates so that they can continue working efficiently.
So will we be replaced by machines?
The world dominated by machines is a vision that people have in mind when they think about the future. Robots doing common tasks, huge machines manufacturing, and virtual assistants that will search for you all. However, although this is a reality that many scientists consider, it has nothing to do with replacing human capabilities, but rather with extra assistance to manage more sectors in a more functional way.
Although of course, this type of advance forces us all to have a preparation in new knowledge of areas that were previously unknown. So, as technology advances, we must advance with it to stay up to date.
Jobs and jobs that will disappear in the coming years
With the above described in mind, it is time that you get to know some of the trades that will no longer be necessary for the near future.
- Real estate agents
Although this is a job that has been very competitive and respected in countries where the real estate sector is in constant dynamism. It is estimated that for a few years, their services will no longer be required, since people will choose to directly contact the people who offer rentals, rentals or sales of their properties on the web.
Have you seen restaurants with automated ordering systems on any television program? That is the future that awaits all restaurants, cafes and fast food chains. What is it about? Well, an electronic system where customers can request their order through a screen or tablet located on their table and which arrives directly at the kitchen.
Once ready, an alert is issued for consumers to withdraw their order and in more advanced cases (such as the case of establishments in Japan) the order arrives through a conveyor belt, much like the one in airports.
- War pilots
Refined drones and autopilots of drones are already replacing war pilots, so that they are not exposed to danger. So virtual piloting experts can do riskier, simpler maneuvers effectively and with less risk of loss.
This theory is still under discussion, but it is expected that in a few years from now, it will be cars with autopilots, programmed robots and artificial intelligence that will lead the market. So drivers of any category of vehicle drivers will no longer be needed.
- Store advisers
It happens the same as in the case of the waiters, that the assistance by personnel in the department stores and retail chains will be quite reduced by artificial intelligence and robots in charge with personalized assistance. As is currently happening in Japan by including Pepper, an assistant who apparently can cope with everything.
- Telephone operators
This is a job that was successful thanks to sales announcements on television or even through web platforms, where we had to call to order a product and manage the relevant purchase and sale transactions. However, these have been effectively replaced with social media platforms, which have more functional predictive and management systems.
As is the case with Facebook, Instagram or even Amazon and Ebay where it is becoming easier for us to buy and see unmissable offers just by accessing the page. In addition, they have become the favorite site for sale ads.
- Customer service
And speaking of effective replacements for predictive and virtual management systems, in a few years customer service will no longer be necessary to record and operate problems, doubts or improvements in the services purchased.
Because companies now have service chats on their website that are operated with bots programmed for frequently asked questions or to redirect your request with an expert on the subject. As well as the implementation of artificial intelligence as virtual assistants. Such is the case of Watson (from IBM), ALEXA (from Amazon) or the same Siri (from iPhone)
- Intermediaries and arbitration operators
Several jobs are included in this category, such as brokers, real estate agents (already mentioned), insurance intermediaries, banking operators, etc. They will be replaced by both artificial intelligence, cognitive agents and humanoid robots with the ability to take guided tours of the services and products they offer, as well as the possibilities for negotiations.
As is the case of the cognitive agent developed by IPsoft, Amelia, the humanoid robot from Toshiba, Aiko or the virtual intelligence Evia from Insurify.
- Financial sector
Stockbrokers, mutual fund managers, financial brokers, or stockbrokers have recently been replaced by a series of virtual programs that run precise algorithms with the ability to analyze. interpret and even predict financial data. Another benefit of these algorithms is that they are capable of preparing accounts or making tax returns in record time without the need for human intervention.
These virtual assistants and artificial intelligences have even been envisioned to be able to issue quick alerts upon discovering bank fraud, identity theft, suspicious transactions, as well as advising people to improve their own bank portfolios.
- Factory and assembly line workers
For this sector, the replacement will come due to the implementation of intelligent and automated machinery that will be able to lift heavy loads of equipment, materials or raw materials in more precise and faster ways. In order to avoid fatal risks in workers with an accident or injury.
- Health sector
Will doctors also be replaced by machines? Not at all, but there are quite interesting and significant changes in the health sector. As is the inclusion of robots that help complement the work of surgeons, as is the case with the Da Vinci Systems robot, a machine operated by the doctor, from a cabin and which allows for cleaner procedures, with less risk and little invasiveness.
- Toll booth operators
It may seem like a somewhat outdated job, but it is still current. However, it will not be for much longer, since in the countries of Europe we can find that these workers have been replaced by automated systems that raise barriers. Which helps people not to be exposed to the polluting agents of the cars.
- Supermarket ATMs
We can find several supermarket chains that have implemented automated collection systems, which allow people to pay more quickly and efficiently, as well as not needing people to take care of the boxes.
Many people offer translation or interpretation services to different companies, in order to have a broader range of expansion in their services. However, with the improvement and advancement of virtual simultaneous translators, it is possible to have interpretation, correction and translation in real time and in multiple languages.
Now you know which jobs are at risk of disappearing. Now you must consider new options to improve and win the race to technological advancement.