Will a robot take your job?

It is estimated that up to 5 million jobs are likely to be automated by 2030 according to Australia's Future Workforce Report released in June 2015.

It is estimated that up to 5 million jobs are likely to be automated by 2030 according to Australia’s Future Workforce Report released in June 2015. The jobs to be automated will most likely be the ones that involve low levels of social interaction, creativity, mobility or dexterity.

It doesn’t mean 5 Million people will be effectively unemployed as new jobs will be created in the same time, some of which have not even been thought of yet. In the Australian census this year, there were dozens of roles listed that were not in the previous census of 4 years ago. So imagine what will occur in 15 years?

The impact of automation and computerisation has already been felt in manufacturing and mining, with some of you having already been impacted by automation, particularly mobile equipment operators. But what about other areas in mining?

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We came across this website a few weeks back, and while it is UK based and the titles are not an exact match, it gives some interesting insights into the likelihood of whether your role will be automated or not…. Our recommendation is to type in variations of your job title to find the best match.

Will a robot take your job?  

Here is the top 10

RANK

JOB TITLE

RANK RISK

1

Telephone Salesperson

99.0%

2

Typist of related keyboard worker

98.5%

3

Legal Secretary

97.6%

4

Financial Accounts Manager

97.6%

5

Weigher, grader or sorter

97.6%

6

Routine Inspector and tester

97.6%

7

Sales Administrator

97.2%

8

Book-Keeper, Payroll Manager or Wages Clerk

97.0%

9

Finance Officer

97.0%

10

Pensions and Insurance Clerk

97.0%

What can you do to increase your chances of remaining employable in the future? While there is no one answer for everyone, if you have 20+ years left in the workforce, why not consider beginning a plan now to improve your skills to assist with your employability into the future. After all, these changes won’t happen overnight, so you have the time.

Not sure where to begin, why not get in contact with our Careers Guidance Consultant below?

Gail Rogers

gail.rogers@miningpeople.com.au