What jobs will be automated?
Today’s topic has been on the palate for a few years and in some sectors it has already taken place. It’s about job automation. The interaction with all kinds of technological devices that allow us to save time is becoming increasingly common. And of course this inevitable interaction also had to reach the work environment.
In this article we will do a little research on the different trends and fields where automation has managed to penetrate, and where it has also set its sights to take place in the not too distant future. Lets start by the beginning…
What is job automation?
When talking about work automation, we talk about the substitution of people in the workplace with machines or robots. Which are capable of performing the same work, but, more quickly and more efficiently.
Yes, the idea seems a bit invasive, but, nevertheless, in the sun today we are far from reaching this situation, since humans continue to have certain advantages with respect to machines, especially in the decision and programming part of technical issues.
Humans still have certain advantages over machines
Even so, the idea is set in motion and sooner rather than later it will take space in our society, and in our jobs.
What kind of jobs have more automations?
With automation, comes the labor replacement of some professionals, some with more preparation and others not so much. But it is important to understand what all the parts that can be done by machines and robots have in common.
In which sectors will we have to know how to live with robots and machines that will help us to do complicated or monotonous work?
- Health: The area of medicine is one of the main principles of automation, doctors will have more help as technology advances and a place is made in their consultations. It will also be helpful for doctors to attend patients with a previous diagnosis made by computer and based on protocols. Thus to be able to devote more attention and time in the specific cases of his specialty. A more technology also less invasive tests for the body
However, there are many areas within medicine where human work will remain very present. Such as in emergencies, psychology and all tasks where decision making and human treatment is necessary.
- Engineering: Automation threatens those jobs where the human has to design common constructions. And basically find the optimal solutions to repetitive challenges. That is why creativity is and will continue to be a highly demanded skill and probably apart from machines.
- Transportation: It is no secret to anyone that with the arrival of transports with an automatic pilot or 100% automatic. They will play a very important role in the logistics and transport sector of both goods and people.
- Security and surveillance: Automation threatens those who perform routine surveillance functions. Since over time a variety of sophisticated technological systems are emerging to perform this function. That is precisely possible based on sensors. Taking a step higher for certain employees and dedicate themselves to supervising those systems.
- Legal: Computer programs will also facilitate the work of the most bureaucratic issues. And simplify complex matters such as law and case resolution.
Task automation and teleworking
Every company handles repetitive tasks such as extracting data, generating reports, transferring files from one location to another. Currently, the tendency to use computer programs and tools that serve to automate these and generate free time to devote to other things.
Telecommuting as a new trend
Telecommuting also plays a very important role as moving to an office every day to work online is also one of the areas that a company can optimize. And in many technology companies, the hiring of personnel working remotely for specific tasks or not. And also with a flexible schedule is increasingly being carried out. With flexible hours, workers can decide what they spend more or less time depending on priorities. As well in their personal lives.
As for the automation of jobs we should not be scared if our positions will be affected. But having the information in hand we can be aware of this revolution of automation and analyze. Analyze what tasks we perform are those that cannot be automated and which would gain more time if we did them automatically.
Digital transformation in companies
In fact, according to IDC data, today one in three CEOs of the largest companies worldwide. Has placed the digital transformation of their companies as a priority in their objectives.
Decision making and automation
Decision making is an element that characterizes humans, and in work activities it is more than necessary to carry out their own work. However, process automation is already a reality in society, and in a variety of organizations, often overcoming this decision-making work of humans.
In this way, robotization is coming to take control of different tasks in companies, to the point of considering systems that propose solutions for an organization.
Automated human resources
For this reason, there are many companies that are currently using the use of algorithms when choosing candidates to perform a job within their organization, this did not happen a while ago, which tells us about the impact that automation has had during this time.
But are robots really more efficient than humans? It is the question that is still in debate, however what is true is that computer tools can have that capacity. Reducing errors at the moment, this is the reason why they are gaining the trust of many entrepreneurs.
Without going too far, we also see it when writing on a computer and making some grammatical error. The proofreaders immediately indicate us underlining the wrong words.
If it is true that these new technologies have the ability to make the best possible decisions, it is worth asking: What will be the role of the human decision in the future in the face of these automation developments?
The key is in human supervision
Luckily human supervision and intervention will still be necessary despite these technological advances. So the decision work of humans is guaranteed and will not disappear so soon.
Humans are no longer necessary in certain jobs and maybe you hadn’t even heard. For example, in Tokyo, the Yurikamome train has lines that are automated thus replacing the driver’s work.
Similarly, person-to-person assistance has been replaced in some countries by machines that offer a completely personalized service. Likewise, a job that has already been automated is the toll collection on the roads and many others concerning the payment of purchases on card.