Will Your Job Be Automated?
NPR has come up with a cute, if simplistic, app to tell you if your job will be automated. The parameters it reviews are:
- Do you need to come up with clever solutions?
- Are you required to personally help others?
- Does your job require you to squeeze into small spaces?
- Does your job require negotiation?
You select the field and the job, and it does some magic calculations, to come up with numbers like this:
- Massage Therapist, 54.1% chance of being automated
- Crossing Guard, 48.6%
- Retail Salesperson, 92.3% (um…what?)
- and the big winner: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at 0.4%
So, get to medical school, clearly.